2011 Calon Segur Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 95
  • NM 92
  • JS 92
  • WS 91
  • VN 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 Calon Segur Bordeaux Blend

WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
This wine has so many of the structural elements of a Saint-Estèphe, but also is enveloped by ripe fruitiness. Black in color and dense in character, it has sweetness from the plum juice fruits and great acidity. But it... This wine has so many of the structural elements of a Saint-Estèphe, but also is enveloped by ripe fruitiness. Black in color and dense in character, it has sweetness from the plum juice fruits and great acidity. But it is also firm, powerfully projecting a serious potential. Drink from 2022.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
A blend 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and this includes the vin de presse. It has a refined bouquet of dark berries wild hedgerow and a touch of rose petals and seems lighter than the 2009 or 2010... A blend 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and this includes the vin de presse. It has a refined bouquet of dark berries wild hedgerow and a touch of rose petals and seems lighter than the 2009 or 2010 although it displays fine delineation and sense of femininity. The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasing rounded entry where the Merlot neatly fleshes out the Cabernet. It is not a complex Calon Segur neither does it possess the spine-tingling backbone and tension of the 2010. But is has a satisfying purity and a lovely smooth silky texture towards the finish and a minerally aftertaste that lingers longer than I expected. This may merit a higher score after bottling. Tasted April 2012.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
A red with wonderful aromas of blackberries, spices and plums that follow through to a full body, with lovely integrated tannins and a polished, fine finish. Better in 2017.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
Rather lush, with fig, boysenberry and black currant pâte de fruit notes at the fore, backed by singed spice, apple wood and charcoal details that lend balance. More flattering than austere in terms of style, with the... Rather lush, with fig, boysenberry and black currant pâte de fruit notes at the fore, backed by singed spice, apple wood and charcoal details that lend balance. More flattering than austere in terms of style, with the fruit lingering in the end. Much more fresh and pure than the slightly funky and disappointing '10. Best from 2015 through 2024. – JM
VN 90
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2014
Bright, deep ruby. Expressive aromas of blackcurrant, tobacco, licorice and spices are complicated by a note of torrefaction. Tight, juicy and intense, showing a floral blackcurrant flavor but little in the way of flesh... Bright, deep ruby. Expressive aromas of blackcurrant, tobacco, licorice and spices are complicated by a note of torrefaction. Tight, juicy and intense, showing a floral blackcurrant flavor but little in the way of flesh today. Finishes pure and long. This minerally, floral wine is in need of at least four or five years of bottle aging, but I like its precision and purity. -- Ian D'Agata
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Its bigger sister, the well-made 2011 Calon Segur boasts a dense ruby/purple color, sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of earth, oak and spice, medium body, moderate tannin, a pure mouthfeel and a... Its bigger sister, the well-made 2011 Calon Segur boasts a dense ruby/purple color, sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of earth, oak and spice, medium body, moderate tannin, a pure mouthfeel and a long finish. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age and enjoy it over the next 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
JJB 96
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2012
78% cabernet sauvignon 20% merlot and 2% petit verdot. 13.3% alcohol. Located northwest of the village of St Estephe Calon Segur represents 50% of all production from a total producing area of 29 hectares. Average vine... 78% cabernet sauvignon 20% merlot and 2% petit verdot. 13.3% alcohol. Located northwest of the village of St Estephe Calon Segur represents 50% of all production from a total producing area of 29 hectares. Average vine age is 37 years planted in brown clay gravel and sand. Brilliant intense ruby core with a small magenta rim. A bouquet of spring flowers with warm blackberry compote progresses to aromas of pain grille and charcoal. Ripe black cherry and cassis present a sweet rich and explosive entry flavors linger along with comforting tannins that build to a very approachable balanced and long finish. Enjoy from 2018-2030. Tasted twice.