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1988 Château Calon-Segur

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April 21, 2024 - $86



91Robert M. Parker Jr.

The 1988 Calon-Segur outshines both the 90 and the 89. Deeply colored, superbly balanced, rich, and full-bodied.... A classic example of this chateau's wine, it is surprisingly powerful for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 1998-2020.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Very correct St Estèphe... Not too tannic but very, very firm. Definite mineral notes plus exceptionally ripe black fruits. This still has a way to go and has none of the awkwardness of some 1988s.


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.