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1995 Calon-Segur 750ml
1995 Calon-Segur
France - Bordeaux - St Estephe / Third Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1995 Calon-Segur
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Professional Reviews

IWC
91

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 78

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.

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WA
92

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 115

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.

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WS
96

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

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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Community Reviews

92

Mike N296 Trust Rating: 96 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.

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.

95

jplante Tasted On: 10/29/2013 Drink Dates: 2009-2016

91

BORDEAUXLICIOUS Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 04/21/2013

90

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...

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