Chateau Calon Segur - Saint Estephe - red - 1982 - 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Delightful fully mature Saint Estephe. Bouquet : Chinese tea and leather, roasted herbs and here, just a suggestion of cocoa. The palate is medium-bodied.” 90+ points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
In 2012, the Gasqueton family sold Château Calon Ségur and Château Capbern to Suravenir, a subsidiary of the Crédit Mutuel Arkéa group. Jean-Pierre Denis, its chairman, formed a partnership with Jean-François Moueix and his son Jean, the owners of the Videlot group. Together they have conducted renovation works worthy of Calon’s prestigious heritage. Calon Ségur is unique since its terroir resembles no other. While its altitude doesn’t go above 13 metres, its relief is sharp, and its slopes favour good rainwater drainage. In each area of the vineyard, the gravel layers deposited by the river during the quaternary era are thick and cover a largely clay sub-soil. The top-soil is made up of a thin layer of clay of lacustrine origin. This combination of gravels and clay, among other factors, explains the power and finesse of the wines of Calon Ségur.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon blended with a small amount of Merlot
Region: Bordeaux, France