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2009 Calon Segur Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • ST94
  • WA94
  • WS93
  • JP

Reviews

ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Good dark red. Musky, highly complex nose offers plum, blackcurrant, camphor, menthol, violet and lavender. Remarkably silky and fine-grained, combining outstanding subtle concentration and terrific inner-mouth energy. ... Good dark red. Musky, highly complex nose offers plum, blackcurrant, camphor, menthol, violet and lavender. Remarkably silky and fine-grained, combining outstanding subtle concentration and terrific inner-mouth energy. This very rich but classically dry Saint-Estephe finishes with lush, noble tannins and outstanding complexity. A great vintage for this estate, and a classic claret in a traditional style.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2012
The 2009 has the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) ever included in a Calon-Segur (the rest is Merlot and Petit Verdot). Completely different from its St.-Estephe brethren, it is more backward and structured... The 2009 has the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) ever included in a Calon-Segur (the rest is Merlot and Petit Verdot). Completely different from its St.-Estephe brethren, it is more backward and structured with a dense purple color, lots of black cherry, black currant, loamy earth, forest floor and spice notes, excruciatingly high levels of tannin, and a wonderful inner core of sweetness and concentration. It could behave like the 1982, which, at age 30, is just becoming mature. The 2009 is an uncompromising, masculine, massive style of wine that needs 15-20 years of cellaring even in this luscious, flashy, flamboyant vintage. It is super-tight and needs lots of coaxing and aeration. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050+. 94+ points.
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2010
Delivers gorgeous aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of tobacco and spice. Full-bodied, offering a lovely texture and refinement. Very long and beautiful, with tangy acidity and lively fruit. A rich... Delivers gorgeous aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of tobacco and spice. Full-bodied, offering a lovely texture and refinement. Very long and beautiful, with tangy acidity and lively fruit. A rich, yet very balanced, Calon. This is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon instead of the normal blend with 40 percent Merlot. The château is now using 100 percent new wood. Like the changes. -JS
JP
John Perry - JJ Buckley, March 2010
Tasted at the chateau. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. An absolutely brilliant and classically Bordeaux nose showing off fresh aromas of dark berries, tobacco, cedar, spice and a gorgeous mineral... Tasted at the chateau. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. An absolutely brilliant and classically Bordeaux nose showing off fresh aromas of dark berries, tobacco, cedar, spice and a gorgeous mineral streak. The fruit comes in beautifully on the front of the palate, then picks up notes of crushed rocks towards the back. A sleek and lithe wine, very precise, with great length and structure. Displays youthful tannins at this point, and should shape up very nicely with time. Really quite impressive, not a flashy wine, but not austere either - just terrific balance in a well constructed wine.

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