2005 Calon Segur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 94
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • NM 93
  • IWC 92

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Pre-Arrival: 9 btls
ETA: Dec. 2017

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, October 2015
Tight and dense still but so integrated and seamless in texture. Aromas of chocolate, hazelnuts, dried spices and currants. Full body, superfine tannins and a texture that is so caressing and beautiful. Drink or hold.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London, the 2005 Calon Segur is on par with the wonderful 2000. The only real difference is that this needs more time in bottle. It has a... Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London, the 2005 Calon Segur is on par with the wonderful 2000. The only real difference is that this needs more time in bottle. It has a captivating nose: blackberry and boysenberry fruit coming at you at full pelt; dried blood and bacon fat developing as secondary aromas just behind. There is fine delineation here - an underlying mineralité sure to surface with time. The palate is very intense and disarmingly youthful, almost ferrous on the entry with layers of ripe black fruit that segue into an earthy finish (with a curious light tang of Marmite on the aftertaste!). It is a fabulous Calon Ségur, though the millennial wine might ultimately possess greater precision. We will see. Tasted March 2015. - Neal Martin
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2008
Has a beautiful nose of crushed berry spices and nutmeg with a hint of coffee. Then turns to licorice. Full-bodied with supersilky tannins and a long finish of vanilla berry and cinnamon. Beautifully crafted. Best after... Has a beautiful nose of crushed berry spices and nutmeg with a hint of coffee. Then turns to licorice. Full-bodied with supersilky tannins and a long finish of vanilla berry and cinnamon. Beautifully crafted. Best after 2014. 17500 cases made. -JS
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Calon-Ségur 2005 is beautifully refined on the nose with blackberry, raspberry, iron rust and sage on the nose that is very focused and gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm... The Château Calon-Ségur 2005 is beautifully refined on the nose with blackberry, raspberry, iron rust and sage on the nose that is very focused and gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins so that if feels, tightly wound with an insistent but not oppressive grip. It feels almost impenetrable on the broody, introspective finish, a wine that clearly needs another decade in bottle to mellow and become accessible. I find this more impressive more than pleasurable at the moment. 93+
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Deep bright ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry black cherry leather smoked meat earth and menthol. Chewy brooding and deep with concentrated black cherry menthol mineral and leather flavors framed by a... Deep bright ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry black cherry leather smoked meat earth and menthol. Chewy brooding and deep with concentrated black cherry menthol mineral and leather flavors framed by a powerful spine of acids and tannins. Really saturates the palate on the tannic back end. I'd give this classic St. Estephe a decade of aging at which time this wine may well merit an even higher score.
JJB 92
JJ Buckley, April 2006
60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Cabernet Franc. Purple that fades to ruby flecks near the rim. Fresh black berries and cassis. Very powerful and complex wine also showing notes of cocoa and caramel. The possible drawback here... 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Cabernet Franc. Purple that fades to ruby flecks near the rim. Fresh black berries and cassis. Very powerful and complex wine also showing notes of cocoa and caramel. The possible drawback here are the very high and somewhat harsh tannins. This one will need time.maybe 10 years before you touch it. Nevertheless overall this was a delicious wine.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2005

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.