2011 Calon Segur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 95
  • NM 92
  • JS 92
  • WS 91
  • WA 90
  • VN 90

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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
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
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
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2011

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.