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1995 Château Calon-Ségur

St-Estèphe, 3me cru classé
(OWC)

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$755.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
8 Double Magnums (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

I always loved this wine from the first time I tasted it in 1998. It has such purity and power yet it's reserved and beautiful. It's one of the best Calons ever. I drank a bottle with some friends in Manhattan last week and it was the wine of the evening. It was full-bodied with silky tannins and a focused and intense finish. Lots of currant and berry character and hints of dried spices. It's finally opening up and giving real pleasure now like so many 1995 Bordeaux at the moment. (97 points) JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 06/13/2016)

Rating: 97


"Incredible nose of crushed berries, flowers, spices and nuts. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and solid. Builds on the palate. Give it time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/01/2007)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2009


"Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Ségur dinner in London. The 1995 Calon-Ségur was the vintage that raised the profile of this estate and heralded the start of the late Mme Gasqueton's era. At 20 years of age, it shows no signs of reaching the end of its plateau. Far from it. It has an endearing bouquet that still seems youthful: brambly red fruit, asphalt and a light marine influence. Allowing the wine to open, there is a subtle winegum scent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, impressive depth and backbone, the second half having mellowed in recent years, rendering this approachable; hints of secondary truffle and smoke notes emerging with aeration. It has been several years since I last tasted this wine, but it is one that seems to become more and more impressive with age. Robert Parker rightly lauded this Calon-Ségur at the time of release. Twenty years on, it is fulfilling all its promise. Tasted March 2015." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #227
(WA, 10/01/2016)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2015-2045


"Good deep red-ruby color. Black cherry, leather, olive and a hint of crystallized berries; fresher on the nose than the '97. Sweet, firmly structured and very nicely balanced, with strong but integrated acidity and very good flavor definition. Tannins are ripe and fine." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/1998)

Rating: 91


"This is the most massively structured Calon in this range apart from the 2000. The colour of this dark crimson wine runs right out to the rim. Very dense and toasty nose - almost oaky! But with strong animal notes too. Very very thick and concentrated. The tannins are well covered by ripe fruit." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 12/09/2001)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2005-2017


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