2000 Calon-Segur 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe | Third Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2000 Calon-Segur
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International Wine Cellar | 90(+?)

($76-$99) Full red-ruby. Musky aromas of tart red berries, smoke and meat, with a light medicinal nuance. Suave on entry, then rather tightly wound, even a bit youthfully dry. Fairly rich wine, but the redcurrant, smoke and spice flavors are presently dominated by solid underlying structure. Finishes firmly tannic, with sneaky persistence.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Wine Advocate | 94

A dense, traditionally crafted wine for those with patience, the 2000 Calon-Segur rivals the estate's finest wines of the last two decades, the 1995, 1988, and 1982. But be forewarned, this wine has already closed down, something totally in character with all top vintages from this estate. This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc exhibits a plum/purple color along with gorgeous aromas of creosote intermixed with spring flowers, black cherries, cassis, licorice, and stony, liquid minerals. A powerful, tannic, full-bodied and opulent wine, it possesses considerable structure that is reasonably well-concealed by considerable glycerin and intensity. Look for it to be at its best between 2012-2040. Patience, patience, patience!

Drink Dates: 2012-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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Wine Spectator | 93

Lovely berry, spice and leather aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with firm and silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A harmonious wine. Not quite what it was from barrel, but outstanding all the same. Racy Calon.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 91
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Early
Score:
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 12/05/2013
not very impressed
Score: 92
Author: jacques
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 12/28/2012
Drink Dates: 2014-2022
Although the wine smells great, at first the wine seemed thin. After dinner this was replaced by great minty hint in addition to the red fruit tones. Needs some time to breathe or decanting at this time to show well.
Score: 94
Author: Toby Thomas
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 02/27/2010
Score: 93
Author: taipanli
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/28/2009
Ruby, medium bodied. Nice balance of red fruits and slight oak. Easy.
More Vintages and Sizes of Calon-Segur:

2004 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
1995 (750ml)

About This Producer


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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