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

Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2022



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Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2022


Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2022

Constituting the earliest harvest in living memory, starting on the 6th of September, the Calon team was staggered by the quality of the Merlots. They were juicy and ripe with wonderful tension. Pronounced and even a touch flashy, the bouquet opens with silky red and black fruits, griotte, blood orange, peonies and camphor, there's a beautiful texture to the fruit, which is refined and silky, but so deep and almost unctuous. Although swathed in fine, velvety, lacy tannins, this is a taut, serious wine with plenty of sinewy muscle. Displaying Impressive concentration, with lots of detail, and a real sense of elegance and harmony, this finishes with a refreshing saline kick. Superb! 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

This is powerful, underlining how much last year's more softly sculpted wine was a departure from recent vintages of Calon, and back in my mind to the complicated 2018 vintage, where it was overly marked by the heat of the vintage. This is full on concentrated fruit, with strong tannins that build through the palate. Plenty of complexity with black truffles, cassis, olive paste, sandalwood and fresh mint on the finish, along with cloves and cinnammon spice. 3.8ph, 100% new oak, 26hl/h yields. 53% Grand Vin, higher than usual. Vincent Millet technical director. Harvest September 6 to 27.
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Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

The 2022 Calon Segur is composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it erupts from the glass with powerful scents of creme de cassis, blackberry preserves, and fruitcake, leading to touches of wild sage, smoked meats, Chinese five spice, and camphor with a waft of graphite. The full-bodied palate is super concentrated and hedonic, delivering impactful black and blue fruit preserves layers with a velvety texture and lively backbone, finishing with long lingering exotic spice notes. It's big, sure, but it is also very bright and energetic. The alcohol is 15% and the pH 3.8.
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Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2022 Calon-Ségur was cropped at 26hL/ha compared to 36hL/ha last year. Matured for 20 months in new oak, it has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, cedar and subtle tobacco scents. The 2022 is tight at first but opens with aeration (winemaker Vincent Millet remarked how the wine was much more expressive the week I tasted it in mid-April compared to the previous week). The palate is classically styled with impressive mid-palate depth. With strict tannins and multi-layered graphite-infused black fruit, this is reminiscent of some postwar Calon-Ségur's I have tasted. I wonder if slightly less vin de presse would have been better? Uncompromising, perhaps that might be its virtue, but it means that patience will be required.
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Château Calon Ségur

Château Calon Ségur

This is the most northerly of all the wines classified in 1855. The estate is steeped in history, once forming part of the Segur estate which incorporated Phelan Segur as well as Lafite, Latour and Mouton. The Marquis de Segur famously declared that ‘I make my wine at Lafite and Latour but my heart is in Calon’. This presumably explains the proliferation of hearts at the estate and on the label.

More recently, following her husband’s death in 1995, Denise Capbern Gasqueton has managed the estate. Her wines are classical, true to their terroir and have found much admiration from collectors and drinkers. Madame Capbern Gasqueton passed away in 2011 and the estate has been sold to the French Insurance company Suravenir. A new chapter starts...

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