70 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 24 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 1 % Petit Verdot, 15 Vol.-%, 26 hl/ha, 20 Monate in 100 % neuen Barriques. Verführerisches Bouquet, blaue Beeren, frisch gemahlener schwarzer Bergpfeffer, Lakritze, edles Veilchenparfüm und herrliche Cassiswürze. Am sublimen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, engmaschigem Tanningerüst, tänzerischer Rasse und perfekt geformtem Körper. Im geradlinigen, straff ausgerichteten Finale schwarzbeerige Konturen, Wacholder, Eisenkraut und dunkle Mineralik. Ein Monument von einem Wein, der seine Herkunft nicht verleugnet. Großartige Leistung und kann noch zulegen.
Inky dark in color, the wine pops with crème de cassis, blackberries, smoke, lead pencil, 5 spice, and flowers in the aromatics. The wine explodes with endless waves of cassis, peppery blackberries, Asian spice, espresso, and dark chocolate on the palate. Everything is in place here. The wine coats your teeth, palate, and gums with fruit, and freshness that sings. The seamless finish is made even better with a refreshing hit of chocolate mint at the end. The wine builds, and expands in the finish as it crosses the 60 second mark. The wine blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc and 1% Petit Verdot. 15% ABV, 3.8 pH. The harvest took place September 6 - September 27. The is the earliest harvest in the history of the property. Yields were 26 hectoliters per hectare. Only 53% of harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. The wine is aging in 100% new, French oak barrels for 20 months before bottling. Drink from 2028-2060. 97-99 Pts.
The 2022 Calon-Ségur is another superb wine from this historic Saint-Estèphe third growth that began a comprehensive renaissance the better part of a decade ago. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis and blackberries mingled with hints of fresh mint, burning embers, licorice and violets, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with terrific depth at the core, supple tannins and a long, saline finish. The blend consists of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Vincent Millet observed that "when you tasted the Merlot, you were under the impression that you were tasting Cabernet."
Chateau Calon Segur | 33180 Saint-Estèphe | Frankreich