Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Calon-Ségur, SAINT-ESTÈPHE
$190.90 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
This classic château has one of the greatest terroirs of Bordeaux. Calon Segur now vies with Montrose and Cos d'Estournel for the title of top Saint Estèphe. A return to form in my eyes for Calon Ségur after the atypical 2018, rippling with elegance, balance and savoury blue fruits of Cabernet, with rose and peony flowers. Concentrated, chiselled and juicy, this has clear personality and equals the great, classically balanced vintages of Calon like 2016. 98 Jane Anson, Decanter
Displaying a deep purple-black colour, it straight away springs up with bright scents of freshly picked black raspberries, kirsch and blackberries, needing considerable swirling to reveal a vast array of nuances— rose oil, cardamom, iron ore, graphite, lavender and aniseed. The medium-bodied palate has a solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the tightly wound red and black fruit layers, accented by lots of mineral and floral sparks, finishing with impressive length and depth. Beautiful, beautiful wine! 95-97+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate.
A very “refined” nose, subtly gravelly, almost smoky, and notably persistent; rich, full, concentrated wine, fresh in acidity, very firm in very fine tannins; freshly sweet-cored to taste, discreet, refined, long, complex, and graceful with great length of flavor, no sense at all of excess, with a lovely generosity of presence, fresh for its fairly large scale, particularly elegant and poised. Super-fine-textured in tannin and with great fragrant scent on its very long finish. A wonderfully complete Calon, of tremendous finesse, probably even finer than than its 2019. 93-95 Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine.