2006 Calon Segur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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Reg: $123.94

$109.94

In Stock: 10 btls
Ships Immediately

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ETA: Pending

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's tasting and at the château, the 2006 Calon Segur was current winemaker Vincent Millet's first vintage. In many ways, you can see it as one of the last of the "old style" Calon Segur wines with a... Tasted at Bordeaux Index's tasting and at the château, the 2006 Calon Segur was current winemaker Vincent Millet's first vintage. In many ways, you can see it as one of the last of the "old style" Calon Segur wines with a higher percentage of Merlot than nowadays (the 2006 consists of 33% Merlot), while I aver that the tannins are not as fine as they are nowadays. The Merlot component is vividly expressed on the nose with ravishing ripe red cherries, kirsch and strawberry, just slightly smudged by the alcohol. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, quite sexy in style but it does not have the class of more recent vintages and it seems to have remained tough up on the finish. It will loosen up with time, so afford this another 6-8 years in bottle. Tasted January 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 92
Wine Spectator, March 2009
Focused and fresh with violet and blackberry aromas and vanilla undertones. Full-bodied with very pretty berry fruit character fine tannins and a long caressing finish. Refined. Best after 2014. 14445 cases made. -JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Bright ruby-red. Perfumed terroir-driven aromas and flavors of redcurrant licorice iron cinders woodsmoke minerals and pepper plus a whiff of meat. At once dense and suave with herbal and peppery nuances contributing to... Bright ruby-red. Perfumed terroir-driven aromas and flavors of redcurrant licorice iron cinders woodsmoke minerals and pepper plus a whiff of meat. At once dense and suave with herbal and peppery nuances contributing to the wine's impression of insinuating vinosity and inner-mouth aromatic character. Almost rustic in its soil tones but not in its refined texture. Finishes with building tannins and a juicy freshness. A wine worth following. 90(+?)
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits, December 2009
This wine's rich red fruit rides above firm stony St-Estèphe tannins the contrast providing some delicate detail and more serious depth. As the tannins increase their grip with air the fruit gets redder like the skin of a... This wine's rich red fruit rides above firm stony St-Estèphe tannins the contrast providing some delicate detail and more serious depth. As the tannins increase their grip with air the fruit gets redder like the skin of a ripening plum. Calon-Ségur on a hill just outside the village of St-Estèphe often grows vin de garde; this vintage should be a keeper.
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, April 2007
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Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2006

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.