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Château Calon Ségur




St Estèphe

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

Marquis de Calon Ségur, St Estèphe, 2018

6x75cl £120.00

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Tasting Note:

The Marquis de Calon is a really good second wine, but it rather suffers coming after the exceptional Capbern. It has in the past been plumped up with Merlots that used to go into the Grand Vin. These Merlots lend weight, texture and alcohol at the expense of Cabernet perfume and intensity. Although this seems plummy and rich with less snap and class than the wonderful Capbern, apparently the Marquis with bottle age will eclipse the Capbern. Produced from 47% Cabernet Sauvignon (the proportion of Cabernet is on the rise) and 53% Merlot from the clos surrounding the chateau, this is full of decadent raspberry and fragrant summer fruits. At this stage it is quite rich and a little simple. 14.9% alcohol.

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