Château Calon Ségur 2000



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3ème Cru Classé en 1855
Comes indirectly
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 10%
deep, rubis foncé, soil, grass, licorice
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"Back when my bottle reports came out in 2003, I urged extreme patience for this wine, which is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. I projected a maturity curve of 2012-2040, but based on this tasting, I would say the wine needs another 5-6 years, so call it 2016-2040+. One of the most unyielding wines in my tastings of the 2000s, the wine still has a very healthy, deep, dark ruby color, and earthy hints of herbs, licorice, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied, the hard, elevated tannins give this wine a certain austerity, but its outstanding weight, richness, and that very classic style argue for further discipline. Forget this for another 3-4 years and drink it over the following three decades." Robert M. Parker, Jr.

About the Producer

Château Calon-Ségur is a Third Growth on the appellation Saint Estèphe, owned since 2012 by Suravenir Assurances, a subsidiary of Credit Mutuel. The 55 hectares of vineyard are planted on a graves soil, with a limestone subsoil. The Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant in the style of these powerful wines; and Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot fulfill the blend.
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