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2016 Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru St-Estèphe

2016 Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru St-Estèphe

2016 Bordeaux En Primeur

£385.00
Product Code: BDXEP06
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60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

Notice that Cabernet Franc, which excelled not just here but around Saint Estèphe in this vintage, given that there was not a drop in the 2015. It has a very elegant bouquet, very pure with small macerated black cherries, blueberry, a hint of licorices and juniper berries, all effortlessly detailed and exuding what I term "controlled opulence." The palate is medium-bodied with a sense of symmetry on the entry, the acidity very well judged and the tannins far less rustic than the Calon-Ségurs of old. What I like about this Calon-Ségur is that it could not come from anywhere apart from Saint Estèphe: that structure, that obduracy counterbalanced by the opulence bestowed by the growing season. There is freshness locked in here from start to finish, with a subtle tang of seaweed and black pepper on the long aftertaste. For me this is a serious step up from the 2015, and the structure augurs a Calon-Ségur destined to last as long as those legendary wines from the 1920s and 1940s. Chapeau to winemaker Vincent Millet and estate director Laurent Dufau. This is easily the best Calon-Ségur that I have tasted from barrel. Scores: 95/97 - Neal Martin

Wow. This is the Calon we have been waiting for! Intensity and power. Chewy and polished tannins. Full body, great depth. It goes on for minutes. Shows a classic, historical character that really excites me. The essence of this estate and St.-Estèphe. Best ever?. Scores: 98/99 - James Suckling

Rich, deep, glowing purplish crimson. Pungent and really interesting and layered on the nose already. Creamy texture and massive energy. Lots of tannin but all beautifully balanced. This is seriously intriguing rather than just ticking boxes. Glows on the end. Old-vine influence - really gives layers and intrigue. Sweetness of tannin. But the freshness really lifts it. Drink 2028-55. Scores: 18.5 - Jancis Robinson

UB* - Under Bond This wine is available En Primeur. The price shown is not inclusive of UK duty and VAT, which is payable at the prevailing rate (On publication duty was £25.92 per case of 12 x 75cl bottles, plus 20% VAT) upon delivery from bond.Wines will be shipped in the spring of 2019 and we'll contact you once they've arrived. You will have the option to take delivery, or keep your wine in professional storage.

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