Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur 2016 - A.O.C Saint-Estèphe
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91.3 sur 100 based on 8 Average rating of the Experts
 
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Experts Reviews

90/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
92/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
90/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
93/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
17+/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
91/
Score de Decanter
Decanter
93/
Score de vinous
Vinous
91/
Score de Jeb Dunnuck
Jeb Dunnuck

Blended of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 17 months in 30% new French oak, the 2016 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur has a deep garnet-purple color and gives up gregarious scents of chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries and cassis with hints of violets and cinnamon stick plus an underbrush hint. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with good core of layered black fruits and a perfumed finish.
90
points on 100
With its rich tannins, this second wine of Calon-Ségur is powerful in its own right. Full of black, juicy fruits, the wine is generous and also has great freshness at the end. It likely will be ready to drink from 2023. *Editors’ Choice*
92
points on 100
This has a solid core of dark plum and blackberry fruit laced with subtle alder and tobacco notes. Delivers a smoldering charcoal hint on the finish, though this red is open, fleshy and accessible in feel. Drink now through 2030. 11,667 cases made.
90
points on 100
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. Savory and fine and so delicious. Second wine of Château Calon Ségur. Try from 2022.
93
points on 100
A beautifully vibrant violet colour with tight, sappy, dark fruits that grip right through the palate. This is a beautifully mouthwatering second wine from 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 30% new oak for 17 months. The young vines suffered somewhat in 2016 with the drought, and many that were blended into the grand vin in 2015 (70% Merlot) did not make it in 2016.
91
points on 100
Very sweet and broad – rather like a particularly ripe Bolgheri wine on the nose! Very sweet and luscious. A good restaurant wine. Round tannins and lots of freshness. Very salivatory.
17+
points on 20
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. Tasted three times.
93
points on 100
The second wine of Château Calon-Ségur, the 2016 Marquis de Calon is a medium-bodied, soft, hard to resist effort that has plenty of sweet red and black fruits, some dried herb and spicy aromatics, moderate tannins, and a great finish. It shows the balance and purity of the vintage and is an outstanding Saint-Estephe to drink over the coming 10-15 years. This cuvée is a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, brought up in 30% new oak.
91
points on 100

Description

A breath of eternity hangs over Calon Segur. Perhaps because the estate is one of the oldest in the Medoc. Perhaps because its most emblematic owner, the Marquis de Segur, has forged around Calon a true legend.

Historians locate the origins of Calon in the Gallo-Roman era. Its name is derived from the term "Calones" which meant small vessels of transport sailing on the estuary of the Gironde. The production of wine is attested from the twelfth century but it is in the eighteenth century, with the Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Segur, also owner of Latour, Lafite and Mouton that the property writes its finest pages. For centuries to come, Calon becomes Calon Segur.

The property acquires the rank of Third Cru in the famous classification of 1855. From 1894 to 2012, the family Gasqueton preserve the identity of places, with sobriety and elegance.

Today the castles Calon Ségur and Capbern Gasqueton, are in the hands of the company Suravenir, subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa group chaired by Jean-Pierre Denis. The insurer is associated with the Videlot group. Together, they are carrying out a major renovation, respectful of history.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Calon-Ségur
  • Type of wine
    Second wine
  • Appellation
    Saint-Estèphe
  • Superficy
    55 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    22 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    30% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2023 and 2033
  • Wine apogee
    2028
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Second wine) from Saint-Estèphe is made with a vineyard that has an area of 55 hectares by Château Calon-Ségur. The average age of the vines is 22 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 17 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 30% of new barrels.

Saint-Estèphe

Located on the edge of the Gironde estuary, the Saint-Estèphe appellation is located around 50 km north of Bordeaux. Its location between the sea and the estuary gives it a mild climate, concretized by thermal regulation, good sunshine and a mixing of the winds, all of which are beneficial to the proper ripening of the grapes. It seems that vines were already planted on the territory of Saint-Estèphe in Roman times.
From the Middle Ages, the vineyard took off thanks to English traders who came to buy their wine in the port of Bordeaux. From the XVIIth century, the drainage of the marshy lands made it possible to further enlarge the surfaces.