2000 Calon Segur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • IWC 90

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. Now at fifteen years old, it has a... Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. Now at fifteen years old, it has a brilliant, vivacious red berry nose infused with ash and cigar box aromas. The detail here is a beguiling and it just "sings" Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, firm tannin that provide a rigid backbone, but it is swathed in copious tobacco-drenched black fruit and a superb line of acidity. It finishes with a twist of bitter cherry on the finish that completes what is a deeply impressive Calon-Ségur; it might just outclass the 2005. Tasted March 2015. - Neal Martin
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Lovely berry spice and leather aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate with firm and silky tannins and a long caressing finish. A harmonious wine. Not quite what it was from barrel but outstanding all the... Lovely berry spice and leather aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate with firm and silky tannins and a long caressing finish. A harmonious wine. Not quite what it was from barrel but outstanding all the same. Racy Calon. Best after 2010. (JS)
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
This is a solid huge wine with rich but very dry tannins. With its dense almost black color and its sense of brooding power it promises long aging. It will never be in the opulent Bordeaux camp despite its prominent new... This is a solid huge wine with rich but very dry tannins. With its dense almost black color and its sense of brooding power it promises long aging. It will never be in the opulent Bordeaux camp despite its prominent new wood flavors but will probably outlive all but a handful top wines.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
($76-$99) Full red-ruby. Musky aromas of tart red berries smoke and meat with a light medicinal nuance. Suave on entry then rather tightly wound even a bit youthfully dry. Fairly rich wine but the redcurrant smoke and... ($76-$99) Full red-ruby. Musky aromas of tart red berries smoke and meat with a light medicinal nuance. Suave on entry then rather tightly wound even a bit youthfully dry. Fairly rich wine but the redcurrant smoke and spice flavors are presently dominated by solid underlying structure. Finishes firmly tannic with sneaky persistence. 90(+?) points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2000

Label

The Grand Vin of Calon Segur is the mirror image of its terroir, revealing both lovely softness and amazing intensity. The vines, 8,000 per hectare, are planted on deep gravel that lies atop clay. 54% of the vines are Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

The manual harvest is followed by both shake-table and hand-sorting. Fermentation is in temperature-controlled conical stainless-steel tanks with maceration for 18 to 21 days. The wine ages 18 to 20 months in 30% new French oak barrels and are fined with egg whites.

Winery

Calon Segur

Chateau Calon-Segur, a Third Classified Growth, is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc, with historians dating its origins back to the Gallo-Roman era. The first part of its name is derived from the term “calones”, which were small transport boats that travelled up and down the Gironde estuary. The Segur part was later added by Nicolas-Alexandre, the Marquis de Segur who also owned Latour, Lafite and Mouton.

Winegrowing at Calon can be traced back to the 12th century but it wasn’t until the 18th century, in Nicolas-Alexandre’s time, that the finest chapter of the property’s history was written. The marquis declared his love for his favorite estate by his famous quote: “I make wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is at Calon.” The main feature of the heart on the wine’s label is a symbol of this love.

The vineyard of Calon-Segur is comprised of fifty-five hectares (136 acres) made up of one single block adjacent to the village of Saint-Estephe and completely surrounded by a stone wall. The combination of clay and gravel soils provides power and finesse to the grand vin of Calon-Segur where Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone.

In addition to the grand vin, the estate produces a second wine (Le Marquis de Calon Segur), and a third wine (Saint-Estephe de Calon Segur) mainly produced from the estate’s young vines.