2004 Ch Calon-Ségur 3ème Cru St Estèphe - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Calon-Ségur
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2012 - 2025
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2004 - Ch Calon-Ségur 3ème Cru St Estèphe - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Calon-Ségur
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2012 - 2025
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £1,220.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £990.00 In Bond
Case price: £990.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, May 2005, Score: -

    Unfortunately ours and Mme Gascqueton's timetables were unable to coincide, so we have not tasted this wine. However Jancis Robinson has:"Deep purple. Very concentrated and yet fragrant too. Lively, well balanced, very fine tannins, silky textured. Good balance with lots of fruit on the front palate. Quite integrated with minerality like Latour. Mid weight (lighter than Latour). Confident and vivacious without a hint of tartiness " Drink 2012-2025

  • Robert Parker, June 2007, Score: 89

    This classically-styled claret did not merit an outstanding rating because it lacks sufficient concentration to compete with the estate's top vintages. However, it offers a dark ruby/plum color,nicely evolved notes of roasted herbs, sweet cherries and currants, and loamy earth, medium-weight, light to moderate tannin, and an elegant style. If it puts on weight over the next few years, it may deserve a slightly higher score. Anticipated maturity: now-2018.

  • Robert Parker, June 2006, Score: 90-93

    The straight-shooting Madame Gasqueton told me that in late August she thought the entire vintage was “lost,” but the beautiful weather in September saved everything. The harvest began on September 29 (Merlot) and finished on October 11 (Cabernet Sauvignon). This 2004 comes across like their 1988. An unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) was blended with 30% Merlot, resulting in a dense ruby/purple-colored, slightly herbaceous Calon-Segur possessing a tapenade/olive characteristic along with plump, rich black cherries, truffles, underbrush, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of sweet tannin, excellent purity, and a broad mouthfeel. It will require 3-4 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades. Drink 2008-2025 This dark purple-tinged 2004 is presently revealing abundant amounts of spicy new oak, but based on previous vintages, that component should be quickly absorbed (the percentage of new oak utilized has not changed). A deep ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of black cherries, currants, and pain grille, medium body, and a soft finish. This elegant, classic wine would benefit from additional concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2018.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2005, Score: 17.5

    [very good CS 60%, M 30%, CF 10%; average yield 50 hl/ha; picked by 12 oct; vineyard not touched by any shortage of water according to owner Madame Gasqueton.] Deep purple. Very concentrated and yet fragrant too (this is usually contradictory). Lively, well balanced, very fine tannins, silky textured. Good balance with lots of fruit on the front palate. Quite integrated with minerality like Latour. Mid weight (lighter than Latour). Confident and vivacious without a hint of tartiness.

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...Read more

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.Read less

Region

St Estèphe

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.