Château Calon-Ségur - St.-Estèphe 2017 (750ml)

 
WS
91-94
WA
95
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93
JS
94-95
V
92-94

Price: $150.00

Producer Château Calon-Ségur
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Subregion St. Estephe
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2017
Sku 1005938
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 95 Points

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored the 2017 Calon-Ségur features warm plums cassis baked cherries and mulberries earth meats and cedar on the nose with notes of lavender and olives. The palate is medium-bodied elegant and intense with firm fine-grained tannins and great length finishing minerally. This wine was aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 20 months. The blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

James Suckling: 94-95 Points

"This is very delicate on the attack but it grows on the palate with firm and silky tannins that turn lightly chewy. Builds consistently. Compacted and tight."

Decanter: 93 Points

Hints of meat pan juices to the nose fail to materialise on the palate which has surprisingly rich ripe inky depths. Well-knit blackcurrant and berry fruit are layered into the tannins making for an even focused finish edged with graphite and cedar. Very classic and yet quite approachable. (Drink between 2023-2037)

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Vinous: 92-94 Points

"The 2017 Calon-Ségur was cropped at 43.5hl/ha and underwent a 20-day cuvaison after which it is matured entirely in new oak for 20 months. It contains 13.2° alcohol. At the moment the aromatics convey the 100% new oak but there is sufficient fruit underneath. There is a palpable sense of “coolness” imbuing the aromatics and like other Saint-Estèphe barrel samples it conveys a subtle estuary-like tincture. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin beautifully integrated new oak that lends this a silky texture. Perhaps this is the smoothest of all the 2017s I encountered within this appellation a classy and sophisticated Calon-Ségur in the making and heightened by the thrilling tension towards the finish and the latent energy that lingers in the mouth. Excellent." -Neal Martin

Wine Spectator: 91-94 Points

"This is very pure and sleek in feel with an iron note running from start to finish while cassis cherry and damson plum fruit plays out. The long focused finish has light bay and savory hints while letting the minerality sing."

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