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2008 Château Calon-Ségur

St-Estèphe, 3me cru classé

Ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$109.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
8 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Ségur dinner in London. I praised the 2008 Calon Ségur when I tasted it blind in 2012 and I have no reason to change my opinion three years later. Here it has a surprisingly deep hue for a 2008. The nose is very detailed and lively, more breezy and carefree than the 2009 with vivacious blackberry, cedar and graphite scents. The palate is medium-bodied and slightly brittle in texture on the entry. The acidity is beautifully judged here with superb balance: smooth and harmonious, though it just tapers in towards the edgy, maybe angular finish. This has a sense of joie-de-vivre perhaps not common in Calon-Ségur's wines. It is one of the best Left Bank wines in 2008 and given its price, one of its best values. Tasted March 2015." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #227
(WA, 10/01/2016)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2018-2035


"The 2008 Calon-Ségur has a perfumed, floral bouquet that is wonderfully detailed; raspberry and cranberry fruit flanked by rose petal and subtle iris aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a crisp line of acidity. This is brisk and focused with a light black pepper note cropping up on the finish, the aftertaste judiciously sprinkled with pencil shaving and tobacco notes. This is a very fine Calon-Ségur from the Gasqueton era, but it needs more time. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 10-Year On tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 05/01/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2020-2038


"Deep crimson. Very different. Spicy sweet nose - very fluid. Quite a contrast to the austere Montrose we have just tasted! Quite rich and supple and fireworks. Round and rather glorious though not at all tarted up. Very fresh. Firm and with great spin though no compromises. Very classic. A very confident vintage for Calon-Ségur." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 05/05/2010)

Rating: 17.5+
Drink from: 2018-2032


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