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2009 Château Calon-Ségur

St-Estèphe, 3me cru classé
(OWC)

Ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$1,374.00 per Case of Magnums (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
1 case of Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Ségur dinner in London, the 2009 Calon Ségur is cut from such a different cloth to the 2008, you might presume they are totally different châteaux! What they share in common is that they are both long-term propositions. This is an atypical 2009 in the sense that it remains one of the few that require patience. Sure, it has an opulent and intense bouquet with plenty more glycerine and warmth than the 2008, maintaining fine delineation, but you know there is more to come. The palate is full-bodied, powerful and almost viscous on the entry, bold but structured, especially towards the substantial finish that clams up tightly after 20-30 minutes. Punishment for jumping the gun? Hey, it's up to you, but there are many other Left Bank 2009s that you could enjoy within ten years of age before considering this excellent Saint Estèphe. Tasted March 2015." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #227
(WA, 10/01/2016)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2020-2050


"Good dark red. Musky, highly complex nose offers plum, blackcurrant, camphor, menthol, violet and lavender. Remarkably silky and fine-grained, combining outstanding subtle concentration and terrific inner-mouth energy. This very rich but classically dry Saint-Estèphe finishes with lush, noble tannins and outstanding complexity. A great vintage for this estate, and a classic claret in a traditional style." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 94


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