ITEM 18988

1996 Chateau Calon Segur Saint Estephe

$269.99

In stock

12

Wine Rating:

93ST 92WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1996

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint estephe

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 93 points

Saturated ruby-red. Pure, highly perfumed aromas of black cherry, currant, plum, minerals, tobacco, leather and fresh herbs. Very ripe, suave and spicy at once subtle and gripping. Lovely cabernet character dominating today. Very firm, long finish is youthful but not hard-edged. Showing extremely well.

Review Date: 7/1/02

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 points

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.

Review Date: 4/1/99