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Château Calon Ségur




St Estèphe

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2020

Tasting Note:

Vincent Millet and Eric Boissenot produce one of the most sought-after wines in the Medoc. They have undertaken a huge replanting project to both improve the density of plantings and increase the share of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyard. The blend for the 2020 is a whopping 78% Cabernet Sauvignon with 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It seems the new Calon style is receiving rave reviews from critics and collectors alike. There's a wonderful Cabernet perfume with notes of sweet griotte, fragrant cassis and stones. A dense core of very ripe dark cherry compote delights the mid-palate with a sense of sweet, earthy, creamy textured fruit. It’s quite decadent and generous, yet still bright and controlled. As with all recent Calons, the tannic profile is very stylish, laced with cassis and fine saline and tobacco leaf notes on the finish.

"A return to form in my eyes for Calon Ségur after the atypical 2018, rippling with elegance, balance and savoury blue fruits of Cabernet, with rose and peony flowers. Concentrated, chiselled and juicy, this has clear personality and equals the great, classically balanced vintages of Calon like 2016. A yield of 33hl/ha, 3.85pH, 100% new oak. Vincent Millet is now overall director as well as technical director, since the departure of Laurent Dufau in 2020." 98/100 - Jane Anson, Decanter.com

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