2006 Ch Calon-Ségur 3ème Cru St Estèphe

Ch Calon-Ségur 3ème Cru St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Calon-Ségur
Region
St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2015-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
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2006 Ch Calon-Ségur 3ème Cru St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Calon-Ségur
Region
St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2015-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£840.00 (Ex. VAT)

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(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, May 2007, Score: 92-94

Calon Ségur always stands out amongst its peers. Decisively plump and fresh yet with textured St.Estèphe tannins, it never loses sight of its northern Médoc roots. It is a traditionally styled wine with a cheeky, almost sassy personality. The 2006 expresses the same joie de vivre. Punchy red and blackberry fruit and notes of violets are ample on the palate while its excellent acidity and structure carry it through to its long finish.

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Producer

Château Calon-Ségur

The most northerly classified growth in the Médoc, Château Calon-Ségur has had a gracious history. In the 18th century, it was the most beloved property of its owner, the Marquis Nicolas-Aléxandre Ségur. Though he also owned such celebrated châteaux as Lafite and Latour, he would proudly state: "I make my wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon." He immortalised his affection by creating a heart on the label - a symbol that exists to this day. Calon-Ségur was owned and managed for many years by Mme. Denise Capbern Gasqueton, a magical hostess who captures the essence of La Vieille France with all its tradition, elegance and etiquette. She sadly passed away in 2011 but the inate quality of the vineyards ensures Calon-Ségur's place among the top wines of the appellation.

Region

St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.

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