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Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe 1995

Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe 1995

750ML      
Sku: 051001

Rating
 Wine Advocate 92 points (Feb 1998)
As I have said many times since I first tasted this wine, the 1995 Calon-Segur is one of the great sleepers of the vintage (I bought the wine as a future for a mere $250 a case). The wine has closed down completely since bottling, but it is a sensational effort that may ultimately merit an even higher score. The wine is opaque purple-colored. With coaxing, the tight aromatics reveal some weedy cassis intertwined with truffles, chocolate, and beef blood-like aromas. On the palate, there is an element of sur-maturite (1995 was an extremely late harvest at Calon-Segur), fabulous density and purity, and a boatload of tannin. This deep, broodingly backward, classic Bordeaux will require a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035.

Technical notes
Location: The most northern of all the classified growths of the Medoc, just north and west of the village of Saint Estphe. 123 acres producing 20,000 cases. Classification: Third growth Grape varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot. Average age of the vines is 38 years. Vinification and aging: Fermented in oak foudres and aged in oak barrels for 24 to 26 months

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Haut Medoc
Appellation: Saint Estephe
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Classification: Third Growth

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