1996 Calon-Segur

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ESTEPHE
  • 92 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 45600-1996-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($63-$75) Saturated ruby-red. Pure, highly perfumed aromas of black cherry, currant, plum, minerals, tobacco, leather and fresh herbs. Very ripe, suave and spicy; at once subtle and gripping. Lovely cabernet character dominating today. Very firm, long finish is youthful but not hard-edged. Showing extremely well.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Rating: 17

    Strongly mineral nose. Very fresh and sappy. Good integrity of fruit right through the beginning, middle and end of the tasting experience. Lots of tannin there still which is very slightly dusty. Correct St-EstŠphe. Sweet start and then glossy.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 10/18/2006
  • Rating: 92

    The 1996 may not be as profound as I had predicted from cask, but it is an exceptional wine. Dark ruby-colored, with a complex nose of dried herbs, Asian spices, and black cherry jam intermixed with cassis, it possesses outstanding purity, and considerable tannin in the finish. This classic, medium to full-bodied, traditionally made wine improves dramatically with airing, suggesting it will have a very long life.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 90

    Aromas of blackberry, currant, strawberry, tar and mint. Medium- to full-bodied, with a polished and caressing texture. Not as good as the great '95, but excellent. This chewy yet closed wine needs years to come around.
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drank a mini vertical of '95 and '96 Calon Segur. Both wines were amazing, but in different ways. The '95 seemed bolder, whereas the '96 was mellower.
    Author: Will M.
  • Self | Rating:

    killer
    Author: Robert M663
  • Self | Rating:

    tasting a bit flat
    Author: Patsy
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

  • 1726 bottles owned
  • 282 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 282 collectors)