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Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2021


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Calon Ségur
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: St Estèphe
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2021

Tasting Note:

Vincent Millet and Eric Boissenot produce one of the most sought-after wines in the Medoc. A huge replanting project to both improve the density of plantings and increase the share of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyard is well under way, although it won't be completed until 2035, when no doubt other plots will need to be replanted... The blend for the 2021 is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon with 7% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Stephanie explained that the vineyard team did lots of leaf thinning and green harvests. This helped the grapes achieve full maturity. Wonderfully ornate nose of dried flowers, graphite and cool cassis. There's a wonderful texture and energy, just enough glossy fruit, all tension and class, the fruit is pure and noble, enough flesh, but quite taut and muscular, framed by velvety tannins. We really like the cool reserved character and fluidity here. Excellent.

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