1995 Calon-Segur 750ml

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JS 97   WS 96   WA 95   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

I always loved this wine from the first time I tasted it in 1998. It has such purity and power yet it's reserved and beautiful. It's one of the best Calons ever. I drank a bottle with some friends in Manhattan last week and it was the wine of the evening. It was full-bodied with silky tannins and a focused and intense finish. Lots of currant and berry character and hints of dried spices. It's finally opening up and giving real pleasure now like so many 1995 Bordeaux at the moment.

Author: James Suckling


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 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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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

This has a very backward nose with an almost animal-like intensity. The Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant with cedar, smoke and sous-bois characteristics coming through. Superb definition with a little more "attack" than the 1996 (which is not dissimilar in style.) The palate is extremely backward, almost chunky and tannic, much more primal than the '96 with blackberry, briary, bilberry complemented by hawthorn and leather. Very well balanced towards the charming finish which is developing an enthralling sense of harmony and effortless. A wine that put Mdm. Gasqueton on the map and still with so much to give in future years. Drink 2015-2040. Tasted November 2008.

Drink Dates: 2015-2040
Author: Neal Martin


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Doug D722
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/09/2013
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Delicious. Not as young as the date would suggest, but benefits from a decant.

Rating: 95
Author: jplante
Tasted On: 10/29/2013
Drink Dates: 2009-2016

Rating: 92
Author: Mike N296
Trust Rating: 98
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.

Rating: 91
Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 04/21/2013

Rating: 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...

Average rating: 93, based on 8 reviews
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4432 bottles owned by 895 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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