ITEM 29742

2006 Chateau Calon Segur Saint Estephe

$129.98

In stock

5

Wine Rating:

93WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2006

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint estephe

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's tasting and at the château, the 2006 Calon Segur was current winemaker Vincent Millet's first vintage. In many ways, you can see it as one of the last of the "old style" Calon Segur wines with a higher percentage of Merlot than nowadays (the 2006 consists of 33% Merlot), while I aver that the tannins are not as fine as they are nowadays. The Merlot component is vividly expressed on the nose with ravishing ripe red cherries, kirsch and strawberry, just slightly smudged by the alcohol. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, quite sexy in style but it does not have the class of more recent vintages and it seems to have remained tough up on the finish. It will loosen up with time, so afford this another 6-8 years in bottle. Tasted January 2016.

Review Date: May 2016