2020 Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe

$149.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
DC98WA95-97JD95-96

THIS IS A FUTURES PURCHASE - PAYMENT DUE UPON ORDER AND WINES WILL SHIP IN FALL 2023.
A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Lisa Perotti-Brown notes Calon-Segur is a wine that "straight away springs up with bright scents of freshly picked black raspberries, kirsch and blackberries, needing considerable swirling to reveal a vast array of nuances." This is a big beauty ready for your cellar in 2023.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2020
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Estephe
SKU #:
1046647
Size:
750 ml Bottle
DC98

Decanter

A return to form in my eyes for Calon Ségur after the atypical 2018, rippling with elegance, balance and savoury blue fruits of Cabernet, with rose and peony flowers. Concentrated, chiselled and juicy, this has clear personality and equals the great, classically balanced vintages of Calon like 2016. A yield of 33hl/ha, 3.85pH, 100% new oak. Vincent Millet is now overall director as well as technical director, since the departure of Laurent Dufau in 2020.

WA96-97+

Wine Advocate

The 2020 Calon-Ségur is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It is aging in 100% new French oak barrels for an anticipated 18 to 20 months. The alcohol is 13.8%. Displaying a deep purple-black color, it straight away springs up with bright scents of freshly picked black raspberries, kirsch and blackberries, needing considerable swirling to reveal a vast array of nuances—rose oil, cardamom, iron ore, graphite, lavender and aniseed. The medium-bodied palate has a solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the tightly wound red and black fruit layers, accented by lots of mineral and floral sparks, finishing with impressive length and depth. Beautiful, beautiful wine!