2009 Calon Segur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • IWC 94
  • WA 94

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WS 96
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 yet... 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
IWC 94
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. This... 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.
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 2009 Calon Segur is cut from such a different cloth to the 2008, you might presume they are totally different châteaux! What they... Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London, the 2009 Calon Segur is cut from such a different cloth to the 2008, you might presume they are totally different châteaux! What they share in common is that they are both long-term propositions. This is an atypical 2009 in the sense that it remains one of the few that require patience. Sure, it has an opulent and intense bouquet with plenty more glycerine and warmth than the 2008, maintaining fine delineation, but you know there is more to come. The palate is full-bodied, powerful and almost viscous on the entry, bold but structured, especially towards the substantial finish that clams up tightly after 20-30 minutes. Punishment for jumping the gun? Hey, it's up to you, but there are many other Left Bank 2009s that you could enjoy within ten years of age before considering this excellent Saint Estèphe. Tasted March 2015. - Neal Martin
JJB 97
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 streak. ... 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2009

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.