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2010 Ch. Calon Ségur, St Estèphe

Ch. Calon Segur, St Estephe
Softer extractions were the key to success in the 2010 vintage and for that reason Calon-Segur wines have performed brilliantly. The tannins here are so wonderfully ripe and integrated you are hardly aware you are in St. Estephe.

Cool and fresh certainly, but with a softness and "liquid" feel on the mid-palate that's hard to describe but very welcome. Finishes with dancing complexity and persistence. Beautiful, classic Calon-Segur, with a long life ahead of it.
(Philip Moulin, BBR Fine Wine)Château Calon-Ségur


Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin
19/20 18/20 94+/100 97
Ch. Calon Segur, St Estephe
Vincent Millet continues to achieve great things at Calon, following up his delicious 2009 with an equally wonderful 2010. There’s more Cabernet this year and a greater percentage of press wine, but this still has a texture and finesse that set Calon apart from the other more masculine Saint Estèphes. Coffee bean oak from 100% new barrels, but the wine has the richness to cope.
(Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com, May 2011)


Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin
19/20 18/20 94+/100 97
Ch. Calon Segur, St Estephe
Superb expression of black fruits, sensational depth of supple/succulent flavours, great harmony, purity and length, for me the best Saint-Estèphe this year.
(Steven Spurrier – Decanter – Apr 2011)

Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin
19/20 18/20 94+/100 97
Ch. Calon Segur, St Estephe

With 14% press wine all in new oak. Extremely deep purple. Really racy and energetic on the nose (compared to Montrose..?) and with great saveur on the palate. The press wine is a little evident at the moment. Very racy and fine and terroir-driven. No added sweetness. Neat and long and very authentic. No extremes; no complexes; no obvious trying? Winemaker Vincent Millet worked at Ch Margaux eight years which gave him, he says, the technique of working the Cabernet Sauvignon to gentle effect. He felt he could add finesse to the tannins.
(Jancis Robinson MW- jancis robinson.com Apr 2011)
 



 



Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin
19/20 18/20 94+/100 97
Ch. Calon Segur, St Estephe
The 2010 is performing well,. With Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the blend, the wine has a dense plum/purple color along with notes of underbrush, black currants, plum, licorice, smoky charcuterie and some roasted herbs in the background. Full-bodied, moderately tannic and set for an extremely long life, this will not be a wine to please those looking for immediate gratification. Rather, I would suspect this wine will close down even further in bottle and, despite its full-bodied, powerful, massive size, it will need at least a decade of cellaring before it is accessible. This is another 2010 capable of lasting 35-50 years.

This property has finally been sold to a syndicate involving a number of different elements, but given the greatness of this terroir, some fresh blood may ultimately push the quality of Calon Segur right up there with the likes of Cos d’Estournel and Chateau Montrose, the two reigning champions of this northern appellation.
(94+ Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- Feb 2013)

A higher alcohol content (13.8% versus 13.4% in 2009), but lower pH (3.7 versus 3.9 in 2009) has resulted in a concentrated, textured wine that requires a decade of cellaring. It will keep for 35-40 years thereafter. The 2010 harvest at Calon Segur occurred between September 25 and October 14, and the final blend was 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by notes of plums, kirsch, licorice, incense and herbs. Full-bodied, moderately tannic, pure, fresh and precise, this beauty will require lots of patience from prospective purchasers.
(92-94+ Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011)


Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin
19/20 18/20 94+/100 97
Ch. Calon Segur, St Estephe
Product: 7805
Maturity: Drink 2013-2063 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2010
Origin: France » Bordeaux » St-Estèphe Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 14% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin
19/20 18/20 94+/100 97
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