2018 Marquis de Calon Segur St-Estephe

$39.95
JD95

Holy Moly! This is a second wine that drinks like a Grand Vin. This sultry head-turner will be the go to wine for those savvy drinkers waiting for Lafite, Pichon, Cos d’Estournel, and others to age.
“Deep purple-black in color, it gives up opulent scents of Indian spices, menthol and plum preserves with a core of crème de cassis, baked cherries and raspberry pie plus a hint of sandalwood. Big, rich, full-bodied and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it has bags of black fruit preserves and exotic spices with a firm, plush frame, finishing long with a minty lift. Definitely one for the hedonists!” - WA This is an outrageous price for such quality.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 30% New
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Estephe
Total Varietal Composition %:
53% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.8%
SKU #:
1039050
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD95

Jeb Dunnuck

The second wine from Calon Ségur, the 2018 Le Marquis De Calon Segur shows the ripe, sexy side to the vintage and has terrific blackcurrant and red plum-like fruits as well as lots of tobacco and cedary spice aromas and flavors. Close to an even split of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this full-bodied, gorgeously texture, balanced Saint-Estate should be snatched up by readers. It's in the running for the top second wine of the vintage!