CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur 2016
93 points “The 2016 Le Marquis de Calon Ségur is just as gorgeous from bottle as it was from barrel. The high percentage of Merlot comes through beautifully in the wine's succulent racy personality. Raspberry jam mocha white flowers spice and blood orange all race through this succulent second wine from Calon Ségur. Best of all the 2016 will be ready to drink upon release.” – Antonio Galoni Vinous
93 points “Plenty of beautiful aromas of blackcurrants blackberries and hints of spice and cedar. This is very fine-grained with medium body and a delicious finish. Savoury and fine and so delicious.” – James Suckling
Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur is the second wine of Château Calon-Ségur. Hailing from the excellent 2016 vintage and with a higher proportion of juicy Merlot than normal it’s a dark and highly aromatic red whose notes of balsamic black cherry blackberry earthy truffles dried herbs coffee orange blossom and barbeque coals are screaming out for anything chargrilled griddle-panned or roasted. The phenomenal critic scores for this second wine demonstrate just how special it is.
To put the quality of Château Calon-Ségur in perspective it was once owned by the Marquis de Ségur Nicolas-Alexandre. Sometimes known as the ‘Prince of Vines’ his portfolio of châteaux included Lafite Rothschild Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Neighbouring the likes of Cos d’Estournel and Montrose Calon-Ségur creates classic Claret from one of Bordeaux’s great terroirs and thoroughly deserves its ‘super-second’ status. Furthermore they enjoy consultation from Eric Boissenot a man who has touched and moulded the wines of Latour Lafite Margaux Mouton Palmer Pichon Longueville Pichon Baron Ducru-Beaucaillou Léoville Barton Brane Cantenac Léoville Las Cazes Gruaud-Larose and many more.
SKU No.: 3338227
Style No.: 846098
Grapes: Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%