2015 Saint-Estephe 3e Cru Classe
The Merlots, with measured volume, bring luscious fruit to the wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon adds elegance, and remarkable crystal-like tension. This 3e Cru Classe already shows perfect balance and silky tannins. With a few more months of ageing, 2015 Chateau Calon Segur should prove a serious contender in the Saint-Estephe appellation.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Calon Segur is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot (no Cabernet Franc in the Grand Vin this year). It was picked from 8 September until 5 October at a yield of 47 hl/ha and is matured in 100% new oak for the next 20 months. The Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the aromatics with blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas: quite linear, nicely focused and reserved compared to the 2014 last year. The palate is understated on the entry, the tannin very fine and the acidity very well judged. Like the nose, the Cabernet drives this wine forward: structured and a little "brittle" in the mouth, perhaps the most Pauillac-like Calon-Segur that I have encountered over many years of tasting. Afford this several years in bottle.