2018 Chateau Calon-Segur Marquis de Calon Saint-Estephe

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  • "Positively Stunning" ~Antonio Galloni
  • Eric Boissenot consultant
  • Oldest Château in Saint-Estèphe
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About the Wine

Château Calon de Segur is a legend. Since 1855, it has been recognized as one of the fourteen third great growths in Bordeaux. Marquis de Calon is the second wine from the property and Antonio Galloni calls is "positively stunning in 2018."

Calon-Segur is located in the northern part of Saint-Estephe, very close to the Gironde river and about five miles due north of Ch. Lafite Rothschild. The first records of Château Calon Segur date back to Gallo-Roman times. In fact, it is believed that this was one of the oldest Châteaux in all of Saint-Estèphe. After many years and a variety of owners, it finally became the property of the Marques de Segur, who also owned Château Lafite, Latour, and Mouton. The estate's logo comes from the famous phrase of the Marquess: "I make my wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon."

In 1894, Georges Gasqueton and his uncle Charles Hanappier bought the estate. They ran the property until 2012 and were responsible for some of the most legendary vintages to date: 1920, 1940, and 1950.

Madame Denise Gasqueton, along with her daughter Hélène, became the owner and leader after the death of her husband Philippe Gasqueton. They were the first to bring modernity to the estate and they renovated the winery and the vineyards.

In 2012 the property was acquired by the French insurance company Suravenir. Since this change of owners, the property begun a serious modernization process, especially in the wine and barrel cellar. Recently, in September 2020, the owners of Château Calon Segur (Suravenir Group) acquired Chateau Vray Croix de Gay, Pomerol, Chateau Siaurac, in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation and Chateau Le Prieure in St. Emilion from the owners of Latour.

Calon de Segur is a 136-acre estate with typical Bordeaux varieties planted: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the vines are 25 years old on average, but they have some old vines between 45 and 60 years old. The terroir of Calon Ségur is unique in the Médoc.The soil is made up of a mixture of gravel, rocks, clay, sand and limestone soils on the surface. Thanks to the combination of gravel and clay, the wines reflect a fine and elegant character with great power.

The wine consultant at Calon de Segur is rockstar Éric Boissenot. Eric consults at 40 of the 1855 Classified estates including Lafite, Margaux, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Leoville Las Cases, and Ducru Beaucaillou.

Tasting Notes: Intense ruby ​​red color. Fruity aromas of fresh figs, blackberries and cherries, notes of pepper. On the palate, it has firm and crispy tannins, elegant and with a long finish. Pair this wine with game, roast chicken, braised, stewed and grilled dishes.

Blend : 53% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon

Reviews

The 2018 Le Marquis de Calon Ségur is a drop-dead gorgeous second wine from Calon Ségur. Bright, lifted and punchy, the 2018 has so much to offer. Expressive floral, savory and spiced notes from the Cabernet add shades of nuance to a core of dark red and purplish berry fruit. Beautifully textured and inviting, the Marquis is positively stunning in 2018. The blend is 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly young vines planted between 2008 and 2012. It is a gorgeous second wine from Calon Ségur. Tasted four times. 93 Antonio Galloni