Chateau Calon-Segur 2021(En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Decanter
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James Suckling
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Vinous
SKU
CSEG202110 UCAU
$245.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$245.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
A large portion of Cabernet Sauvignon gives a dark, rich and complex nose, with aromas of black fruits, baking spice, some herbal and floral notes - there is a lot happening. The palate shows beautifully ripe tannins surrounding a plush, full body. The structure is seamless and velvet and the wine shows great depth and concentration, with a long persistent finish. Superbly crafted.
A large portion of Cabernet Sauvignon gives a dark, rich and complex nose, with aromas of black fruits, baking spice, some herbal and floral notes - there is a lot happening. The palate shows beautifully ripe tannins surrounding a plush, full body. The structure is seamless and velvet and the wine shows great depth and concentration, with a long persistent finish. Superbly crafted.

Scores & Reviews

96+ / 100

Robert Parker

A brilliant effort that will delight Médoc purists, the 2021 Calon-Ségur wafts from the glass with aromas of rose petals, wild berries, plums, Indian spices, woodsmoke and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless, it's deep and lively, with beautifully ripe tannins and an exquisitely balanced profile. In spirit, this blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot is reminiscent of the 1996 vintage, though the 2021 won't go through such an extended period of hibernation and will attain a much higher peak of quality. It attained 12.9% alcohol without any chaptalization, saignée or osmosis. Tasted twice.

17+ / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot. Cask sample. Fine, floral bouquet. Density on attack, the oak a touch present but plentiful tannins that are smooth and honed. Plenty of matière and freshness from beginning to end. Clearly has potential. (JL)

95 / 100

Decanter

A fine Calon Ségur this year with 92% Cabernet, the highest in the blend since the 2009 vintage. This is rich and dark with a spiced nose full of black chocolate and black pepper edged by soft floral notes. Graceful and refined on the palate bursting with freshness and such integrated tannins. Smooth but on the mineral edge so you get that hint of austerity/salinity together with the acidity giving this some sharpness and high definition. It's got concentration and depth but at the moment it's so linear and detailed in its precision that it's coming across very straight and taut. Tannins have some grip and this has a nice weight on the mid-palate leading into a long finish. I adore the sweet salty tang at the end. I'm looking forward to tasting this in bottle. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 3.65pH. No chaptalisation. A yield of 36hl/ha. 20 months ageing, 100% new oak barrels.

94 / 100

James Suckling

Polished and perfumed already, with very fine, powdery tannins. So silky. Bright red and black berries here with sandalwood and orange-zest notes. Medium-bodied. Refined. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 11% cabernet franc, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.