⭐️83/100⭐️ Château Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru Classé

5/7/2021, 1:02:07 PM
⭐️83/100⭐️ Château Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru Classé (3rd growth), 1989 📍Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France🇫🇷 🍇53% Cabernet Sauvignon / 38% Merlot / 7% Cabernet Franc / 2% Petit Verdot ⚡️12,5% Tasted: May 2020 Located just north-east from the village of Saint-Estèphe, Château Calong-Ségur is the most northern Grand Cru classé-winery on the Medoc. Historic records from 1147 show the existence of the property, which makes the Château a contender for the oldest property of Saint-Estèphe.
After passing through generations, the estate became the property of the famous Marquis de Ségur (1695-1755), who is an important figure in Bordeaux’s history. His ownership of numerous top Bordeaux estates of the day (including Lafite, Mouton and Latour), made him have a big impact on the image of some of today’s most well-known wineries. During his life time, he was known as The Prince of Vines. According to legend, de Ségur is quoted as saying “I make my wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon.”
That famous saying lives forever on the label of Chateau Calon Ségur, where the drawing of a heart is prominently featured on the logo. Unfortunately, the bottle hasn’t been stored correct, which had a big impact on the experience. I’d say it was a B-condition containing wine to the mid shoulder. The cork was soaked all way through and moldy on the outer surface. The color is very oxidized and a bit cloudy, showing a rusty core. The bouquet started bad. Moldy, humid basement and wet cardboard. After just a few minutes, most of these harsh aromas disappeared, revealing i tiny bit of what we hoped for. Without impressing. Tomato stem, mushrooms, pencil case, saffron, stable, too old coffee grounds and raw liquorice. But still with unpleasant hints of wet paper. The palate was medium-bodied with not much acidity left. A bit of cranberry, cedar, bitter tomato and light raisins were offered. Not much else.Not a bad experience, but not worth the name. #wine #winelover #calonsegur #saintestephe #bordeaux #france #grandcruclasse #francewine #sommelier #luxury #rarewine #cultwine #wineporn #winetasting #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #topwine #vintagewine

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