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Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe 1996

Chateau Calon-Segur St. Estephe 1996

750ML      
Sku: 051002

Rating
 Wine Advocate 92 points (Apr 1999)
The 1996 may not be as profound as I had predicted from cask, but it is an exceptional wine. Dark ruby-colored, with a complex nose of dried herbs, Asian spices, and black cherry jam intermixed with cassis, it possesses outstanding purity, and considerable tannin in the finish. This classic, medium to full-bodied, traditionally made wine improves dramatically with airing, suggesting it will have a very long life. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2028.

Technical notes
Location: The most northern of all the classified growths of the Medoc, just north and west of the village of Saint Estèphe. 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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