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2018 Château Calon-Segur

ITEM 8097062 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
whunter 2 $215 $430
6 $215
Item Sold Amount Date
I8097062 2 $215 Jan 23, 2022
I8053631 4 $205 Jan 2, 2022
I8046919 2 $170 Dec 26, 2021
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RATINGS

99Jeb Dunnuck

...nose of blackcurrants, crème de cassis, tobacco, baking spices, chocolate, and cedarwood. With full-bodied richness, a layered, multi-dimensional texture, gorgeous tannins, and one seriously long finish...

97James Suckling

Aromas of redcurrants and plums with blueberries and black licorice, following through to a full body that’s so refined and polished, the tannins integrated wonderfully into the fruit. Fresh, linear and persistent. Real clarity and purity to this.

97Wine Enthusiast

...dense, generous wine. Swathes of black fruits are packed with concentrated tannins.

96-98The Wine Advocate

...notes of baked cherries, warm cassis, licorice and smoked meats with nuances of hoisin, camphor, Chinese five spice and dried roses with a waft of cardamom. Full-bodied and completely packed with concentrated black fruit and spice layers, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and a wicked backbone of freshness giving an energetic lift to the very long finish.

95Wine Spectator

Ripe, fresh and well-defined from start to finish, this lets cassis and dark plum notes race through, carried by a graphite edge and backed with dark tobacco, warm earth and chestnut accents on the finish.

92Vinous / IWC

...black fruit, charcoal and warm gravel scents...palate is well balanced with firm tannins and fine acidity...serious on the brine-infused finish.

18Jancis Robinson

Lifted and fragrant, very Cabernet Franc on the nose. Both black and dark-red fruit, almost raspberry, but pencil shavings too. Super-fine tannins, so silky already, so fluent... Lovely dry texture on the finish...

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.