CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR

2012 3ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Estèphe
Classification 3ème Cru Classé
ABV 13%

78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. 13.5%. Harvested starting 1st October as opposed to 3rd September in 2011. Fantastic black fruit depth, mineral, salty, gourmand and appetising. No shortage of guts but has a sweet appeal too - very pure. Rating: 92 L&S (May 2013)


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The 2012 Calon Ségur is dark, powerful and intense. Smoke, game, tobacco and dark stone fruits open up in a distinctly virile, imposing wine. Quite frankly, what stands out most is how much Calon Ségur has come in the years since French insurer Suravenir Assurances bought the property in July 2012. In 2012 the blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. The wine spent 19 months in 100% new French oak barrels. In my view Calon Ségur is one of the most dynamic and exciting reemerging properties in Bordeaux today. It will be fascinating to see what the new team headed by Estate Manager Laurent Dufau does here over the coming years. Drinking range: 2017 - 2042 Rating: 91 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jan 2016)

The 2012 Calon Ségur, has an opaque ruby/purple color, very sweet black raspberry, black cherry and currant fruit, underlying forest floor notes, wonderfully sweet tannin, surprising up-front opulence and beautiful purity, texture and length. This is an outstanding effort and a strong wine in 2012. Drink it over the next 20 years, as the acidity is quite low and the wine already approachable. Drinking range: 2015 - 2035 Rating: 91 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Apr 2015)

The nose is deep and brooding with lots of concentrated black fruits. The start of the palate is quite closed but it opens up with a chocolate and liquorice richness in the middle. Although the finish is a bit tight there is a lot more fruit to show. 2018-35 Rating: 90-94 Derek Smedley MW, www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk (Dec 2013)

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