• Chateau Calon-Segur 2009 Saint Estephe Bordeaux

 The 2009 Calon-Ségur seems to have more expressive Merlot on the nose vis-à-vis its peers, black cherries mixed with hints of cassis, leather and allspice. More tertiary scents emerge with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, quite fresh and lithe, well judged acidity with a high-toned, iodine-infused finish that caresses the mouth. Approachable for a Saint-Estèphe and yet there is the depth to suggest that it will age with style. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. 92+ Points  Neal Martin, Vinous March 2019.

The 2009 Calon-Ségur is deep garnet in color and opens with a beautiful fragrance of redcurrant preserves, cassis, black cherry compote and red roses plus nuances of cigar box and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied and wonderfully elegant in the mouth, it has a compelling line of very ripe, fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the fragrant layers, finishing long and perfumed. 96 Points  Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, March 2019.

Chateau Calon Segur is one of the few walled in vineyards in the Left Bank. Calon Segur is also known as the northern most Classified Growth in Medoc. However, it’s interesting to note that the estate has two small parcels of vines that are located just outside their walled in vineyards.

The terroir of Calon Segur is a blend of gravel, rocks, clay, sand and limestone soils on the surface with gravel that can be as deep as 5 meters. Underneath, you find marl, clay and limestone. On average, the vines are 25 years of age.

The young age is due to the replanting program. However, they have old vines, placed close to the small chapel, which range from 45-60 years of age. 

The vineyard of Chateau Calon Segur remains almost exactly the same as it did at the time of the 1855 Classification. While the vineyard is large at 55 hectares, most of the time, only 50 hectares of vines are planted. This allows time for the soils to remain fallow and become revitalized.  The Wine Cellar Insider


Chateau Calon-Segur 2009 Saint Estephe Bordeaux

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