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1995 Château Calon-Segur

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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

An absolutely amazing red, this third-growth Bordeaux is remarkable for its layers of berry, violets and perfume. It's full-bodied and very velvety on the palate, with masses of character and an ultralong finish.

95The Wine Advocate

(Neal Martin's Wine Journal) This has a very backward nose with an almost animal-like intensity... cedar, smoke and sous-bois... Superb definition... Very well balanced... developing an enthralling sense of harmony and effortless.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

On the palate, there is an element of sur-maturite (1995 was an extremely late harvest at Calon-Segur), fabulous density and purity, and a boatload of tannin.

91Stephen Tanzer

...Black cherry, leather, olive and a hint of crystallized berries; fresher on the nose than the '97. Sweet, firmly structured and very nicely balanced, with strong but integrated acidity and very good flavor definition...

18Jancis Robinson

...Very very thick and concentrated. The tannins are well covered by ripe fruit...

***Decanter Magazine (stars)

PRODUCER

Château Calon-Segur

Château Calon-Segur is the most northern of the classified wine estates in the Medoc. It is a Third Growth estate and is in the Saint-Estephe appellation. The name of the estate seems to come from the word “calon,” meaning a little skiff used to cross a river and for many centuries the skiffs ferried timber across the nearby Gironde estuary. In the 18th century the estate was owned by Marquis de Segur, who also owned Latour and Lafite. He supposedly said once that “I make my wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon.” That quote seems to have led to the heart on the label of Calon-Segur, which remains a family-owned estate. The 130 acres are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that the estate “remains the most faithful to the traditional style of long-lived wines that are slow to evolve and blossom.” The estate's second wine is Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur and its third wine is Saint-Estephe de Calon-Ségur.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Estephe

Saint-Estèphe is in the northern Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River. Although it has no First Growth estates, its five Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Growth châteaux are notable, and, in recent decades, have become favorites with reviewers and consumers. Some reviewers also note that the appellation is today making excellent Cru Bourgeois wines, which frequently offer good value. There are 3,404 acres of vineyards and a variety of soil types, from gravelly soil to soil with significant sand or clay. The two Second Growth Châteaux in St.-Estephe are Cos d’Estournel and Montrose. The Third Growth Calon-Ségur is widely admired. The principal grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.