2004 CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 3ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe
|Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc
||Origin: France, Bordeaux
Lea & Sandeman review
As often here the colour is both very deep and somehow evolved - more garnet than blue. Very complete with the wood well-integrated with the firm but fine tannins - lovely depth of fruit - all in balance, rich and fresh. Firmly structured finish.
Other reviews and comments
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.
Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com
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, The Wine Advocate
A solid wine for the vintage with lots of Cabernet character, from tobacco to currants. Full-bodied, with good tannins and a long finish. Well done. Reminds me of the 1996. The owner said that they had about 20 percent Merlot in the blend, less than normal
James Suckling, The Wine Spectator
Deep ruby-red. Aromas of cherry, mocha, milk chocolate and iron. Chewy and on the dry side but stuffed with flavors of cherry, plum, iron, tobacco and mocha. This has fat and sweetness for the year, along with a suggestion of herbs. Finishes with dusty tannins and moderate lift.
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