Chateau Calon Segur Saint Estèphe 2009 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Chateau Calon Segur Saint Estèphe 2009 750ml
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Chateau Calon Segur Saint Estèphe 2009

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Calon was the name given to the boat used in the Middle Ages to transport wood from one bank of the Garonne to the other. And at the beginning of the 18th century, the Marquis de Ségur, who received the estate following his marriage, added his name to it and thus the label of this 3rd classified growth of Saint-Estephe was born. Château Calon-Ségur remained in the Capbern-Gasqueton family throughout the 19th century, until 2012, when the estate was bought by Suravenir Assurances, which continues to produce Saint-Estephe wines with an inimitable style.

Château Calon Ségur has also become famous for its label that decorates the bottles. Since the 18th century, the heart has been the symbol of the estate and pays tribute to the words of the Marquis de Ségur: "I make wine in Lafite and Latour but my heart is in Calon". For nearly three centuries, the lovers of Château Calon Ségur have remained faithful to this appellation’s iconic property of the appellation. The vines have an average age of 35 years and span over 130.9 acres. The wines are Grand Cru Classé and Third Growth Classification. Known for having a deep purple/plum/ruby color and a full bodied style with aromas of cherries, berries, herbs and spices, truffles, and earth. 

Wine Spectator
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Delivers gorgeous aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of tobacco and spice. Full-bodied, offering a lovely texture and refinement. Very long and beautiful, with tangy acidity and lively fruit. A rich, yet very balanced, Calon. This is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon instead of the normal blend with 40 percent Merlot. The château is now using 100 percent new wood. Like the changes.

Wine Advocate
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Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London, the 2009 Calon Segur is cut from such a different cloth to the 2008, you might presume they are totally different châteaux! What they share in common is that they are both long-term propositions. This is an atypical 2009 in the sense that it remains one of the few that require patience. Sure, it has an opulent and intense bouquet with plenty more glycerine and warmth than the 2008, maintaining fine delineation, but you know there is more to come. The palate is full-bodied, powerful and almost viscous on the entry, bold but structured, especially towards the substantial finish that clams up tightly after 20-30 minutes. Punishment for jumping the gun? Hey, it's up to you, but there are many other Left Bank 2009s that you could enjoy within ten years of age before considering this excellent Saint Estèphe. Tasted March 2015.

October 28, 2016
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