Source: 227, The Wine Advocate, Issue Date: 29th Oct 2016 (RP-93)
Tasted from an ex-Chateau bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. I praised the 2008 Calon Segur when I tasted it blind in 2012 and I have no reason to change my opinion three years later. Here it has a surprisingly deep hue for a 2008. The nose is very detailed and lively, more breezy and carefree than the 2009 with vivacious blackberry, cedar and graphite scents. The palate is medium-bodied and slightly brittle in texture on the entry. The acidity is beautifully judged here with superb balance: smooth and harmonious, though it just tapers in towards the edgy, maybe angular finish. This has a sense of joie-de-vivre perhaps not common in Calon-Segur’s wines. It is one of the best Left Bank wines in 2008 and given its price, one of its best values. Tasted March 2015.
Drink Date: 2018 – 2035
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022 (JS-93)
A solid red, with plum, spices and cedar character on the nose and palate. Coffee too. Full and dense, with a long finish. Solid red here. Superb for the appellation. Best after 2013.