1995 Calon-Segur 750ml

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1995 Calon-Segur

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International Wine Cellar | 91

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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 78

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Wine Advocate | 92

As I have said many times since I first tasted this wine, the 1995 Calon-Segur is one of the great sleepers of the vintage (I bought the wine as a future for a mere $250 a case). The wine has closed down completely since bottling, but it is a sensational effort that may ultimately merit an even higher score. The wine is opaque purple-colored. With coaxing, the tight aromatics reveal some weedy cassis intertwined with truffles, chocolate, and beef blood-like aromas. On the palate, there is an element of sur-maturite (1995 was an extremely late harvest at Calon-Segur), fabulous density and purity, and a boatload of tannin. This deep, broodingly backward, classic Bordeaux will require a decade of cellaring.

Drink Dates: 2005-2035
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 115

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Wine Spectator | 96

Greatest Calon-Segur ever made. An absolutely amazing red, this third-growth Bordeaux is remarkable for its layers of berry, violets and perfume. It's full-bodied and very velvety on the palate, with masses of character and an ultralong finish.

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Author: James Suckling


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Score: 92
Author: Mike N296
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/30/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2020
Site Blog: Foodie Confidential Nose: green pepper and olive. Almost to point of exaggeration. Palate: muscular, firm tannins. Good balance and structure. Earthy. Cedar wood and black olive. Occasional note of sweet tarts candy late in the finish. Long finish. Improved with decanting.
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Author: Doug D722
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/09/2013
Drink Dates:
Delicious. Not as young as the date would suggest, but benefits from a decant.
Score: 95
Author: jplante
Tasted On: 10/29/2013
Drink Dates: 2009-2016
Score: 91
Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 04/21/2013
Score: 90
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/29/2012
Drink Dates: 2014-2027
This is an interesting wine. It's been about four years since I tried it, and it was tight and tannic then. It's loosened a bit but it' still has an edge. It needed an hour to open, after which it had nice fruit and acidity with plenty of tang and tannins. This is a good bottle now, but I think it still needs more time. Perhaps another few years? Rating it as it is today, but I expect it will get better with a bit more time to mellow and will improve by a few points. Color is deep purple, nose was reticent but opened up with time to have a bit of musk, some raisin and some plum and maybe a bit of camphor or something a tad astringent. All around, a good wine, just a little frustrated it's not ready after 17 years! Plenty of tannins to last though...
More Vintages and Sizes of Calon-Segur:

2004 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)

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Chateau Calon-Segur is a 3eme Cru Classe estate located in St. Estephe. The property consists of a 74-hectare vineyard that grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The recognizable heart motif on the labels stems from the original owner, Marquis de Segur, who declared, "My heart belongs to Calon," despite owning such estates as Lafite and Latour. Since 1894, the chateau has been owned by the Gasqueton family. Recent successful vintages include 1995, 1996 and 2000. Calon-Segur is typified by its notable strength and concentrated fruit.

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