2020 Marquis de Calon St Estèphe - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Calon-Ségur
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2025 - 2037
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2020 - Marquis de Calon St Estèphe - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Calon-Ségur
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2025 - 2037
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £116.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, May 2021, Score: 89-91

    The 2020 Marquis de Calon Ségur has a very similar nose to the sample sent to the UK. Like the Capbern, I noticed some minor differences on the palate insofar that it is less angular and more cohesive, whilst there is no herbaceous notes on the finish, rather, spicier and more persistent. Drink 2026 - 2038

  • Antonio Galloni, June 2021, Score: 89-91

    The 2020 Marquis de Calon Ségur opens with attractive scents of red berry, mocha, spice, mint and rose petal. There is good brightness, but also quite a bit of tannin. It will be interesting to see the direction the 2020 takes. Drink 2025 - 2040

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2021, Score: 17.5+

    This is a lush and expansive Marquis in 2020 with prickly acidity and grippy tannins punctuating every move it makes. While the palate emphasises its youthfulness the nose reveals amazing detail and layer upon layer of red and black fruit. You will have to be patient for this wine to soften because the tannins are certainly powerful but this is a genuine slice of Calon Ségur passion and excellence and I am certain that it will blossom beautifully in a decade or so.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2021, Score: 16.5

    A touch more Merlot this year so slightly sweeter and initially a plummy, red-fruit profile, although the dark fruit comes through later. Round and full on the mid palate then with more length on the finish. Alcohol shows a tad. (JL) 14.6%. Drink 2025 – 2035

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.