From One of the Best Producers in Saint Estephe: 2017 Chateau Calon-Segur 'Marquis de Calon' Saint-Estephe
"I make my wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon."
~Marquis de Ségur, the ‘Prince of Vines’
Those were the words of Bordeaux winemaker Nicolas-Alexandre who once owned four of the greatest estates on planet earth. Those estates were Chateau Lafite, Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton, and Chateau Calon-Ségur.
His strong sentiment and love for this estate have forever been immortalized with a heart on every label. The 2017 Chateau Calon-Segur 'Marquis de Calon' from Saint-Estephe is the perfect wine to celebrate your love for that special someone.
Much like Nicolas, we too love the wines of Calon Segur. They're consistently one of the best producers in Saint Estephe along with Chateau Montrose and Cos d'Estournel. The heart-covered label makes it the perfect wine for Valentine's day, which is right around the corner. We can’t all drink rose in the middle of February, some of us need a hearty red (pun intended).
Le Marquis de Calon Segur is the second wine of this estate. But don’t fret, this wine is crafted with the same amount of care and attention that's required to produce the flagship wine for this 3rd classified growth. This bottle of love picked up two 92 point scores from Suckling and Wine Enthusiast.
The higher presence of Merlot in this fresh vintage brings plenty of approachability to this bottle in its youth. The fruity aromas of fresh figs, blackberries, and cherries will ring loud from your palate your heart.
We all need a little treat now and then, and this Valentine's Day, what good is a heart-shaped box of chocolates without a bottle of wine next to it to match? It's time to spoil the love of your life.