Calon Segur 2004

Tasting Note:

Dark ruby red, with no bricking. Nice bouquet of dark plum, cherry, leather, tobacco, and earth. Good attack and mid-palate. Medium finish. Accessible and smooth, but would guess this should improve in about 5 years.


About Chateau Calon Segur:

Just south of the town of St. Estephe, this is the most Northerly classed growth on the Left Bank. The vineyards lie on one of the lowest elevations of all classified growths, around 10 meters above sea level.This Third Growth Chateau, ages its wine for 18-20 months in new oak barrels.

Three Interesting Facts:

  1. The heart on the label refers to the fact that the owner in the 18th century felt his heart belonged with this chateau, as he also owned Lafite and Latour.
  2. The word ‘Calon’ comes from a translation of a boat used to ferry timber across the Gironde estuary during the Middle Ages. ‘Segur’ comes from a previous owner, the famous Marquis de Segur (Nicolas Alexandre).
  3. The winemaking facilities are undergoing a renovation that is scheduled for completion in 2016. It is anticipated to cost 20 million Euros.

Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

Aging Potential: 2022

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