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1989 Château Calon-Ségur

  • 87 WS
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 45600-1989-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    An enormous, bruising, highly extracted wine. Dark brick-red color. Plummy, earthy aromas and hints of aniseed and game. Full-bodied, incredibly ripe, with raisin, tobacco and earth on the slightly dry and overextracted finish. Overdone? I overrated this when it was young.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid-crimson with a slightly orange rim. The nose is much fresher than that of the 1990 and there is more acidity on the palate. For the moment this is less fun to drink than the exotic 1990 but it will certainly last longer and there is more to it. The tannins are still a little sandy but this wine seems much less obviously ripe than the 1990.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 88

    This property has turned in a very good effort in 1989. It possesses a deep ruby/garnet color, a sweet, chewy, dense texture, full body, plenty of alcohol, and moderately high tannin. Quite precocious, it will have a life span of at least 15 years. It reminded me of a downsized version of the 1982, but slightly more rustic.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    wet cork with puffed capsule. worried may be corked. colour: pale garnet with orange rim.bright. nose: leather and dusty wood.cedar?wax. taste: mid weight and very tasty. fruit, apple, tobacco.leather again. very fine.glad this bottle wasnt corked. drink now as this is on the decline and has probably lost a little weight over the last couple of years.
    Drink Dates: 2009
    Author: floober
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 202 bottles owned
  • 58 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 58 collectors)