The Refinement and Precision of a Great Saint-Estèphe
Great wines are born from great terroirs and the emblematic Château Calon Ségur is no exception. Located in the heart of the prestigious Saint-Estèphe appellation on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region, this Third Grand Cru Classé of the Official Ranking of 1855 is one of the most famous and beloved brands of Médoc, as depicted by the heart-shaped label that has become quite symbolic of the property.
Led by the talented Vincent Millet since 2006 and with the winemaking supervised by the experienced oenologist Éric Boissenot, Château Calon Ségur has established itself as a great estate, joining the ranks of the most beautiful references of the appellation.
With its typical Medoc-style blend marked by the imprint of Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), complemented by Merlot (13%), Cabernet Franc (9%) and Petit Verdot (2%), the Château Calon Ségur 2017 reveals all the magic of this remarkable estate. The power of the terroir is masterfully expressed, thanks to the great talent of the technical teams. The soft extractions result in fresh and intense aromas, making Château Calon Ségur 2017 one of the most beautiful revelations of the appellation, even in a challenging vintage. A Saint-Estèphe at the peak of elegance and complexity.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2017 Calon-Ségur is tentatively blended of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with pronounced black currants, crushed blackberries and fresh black plums with hints of cigar box, sandalwood and cinnamon stick plus a waft of mossy bark. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, energetic and fresh with layers of black fruit, perfumed incense and fragrant earth notions, lingering nicely with exotic spices coming through on the finish.