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2006 Château Calon-Ségur

St-Estèphe, 3me cru classé

Ex-château; recent library release help

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$109.00 per Bottle


22 Bottles




"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's tasting and at the château, the 2006 Calon Segur was current winemaker Vincent Millet's first vintage. In many ways, you can see it as one of the last of the "old style" Calon Segur wines with a higher percentage of Merlot than nowadays (the 2006 consists of 33% Merlot), while I aver that the tannins are not as fine as they are nowadays. The Merlot component is vividly expressed on the nose with ravishing ripe red cherries, kirsch and strawberry, just slightly smudged by the alcohol. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, quite sexy in style but it does not have the class of more recent vintages and it seems to have remained tough up on the finish. It will loosen up with time, so afford this another 6-8 years in bottle." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 08/07/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2022-2040

"Quite close to Phélan in terms of elegance, svelte body, and fine tannins, but it has intensity. Nervous and aristocratic length." Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 3
(WFW, 07/01/2010)

Rating: 17.5

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