Source: The Wine Advocate; Published: Mar 16, 2020 (RP-89)
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose of the 2017 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur is meaty and earthy with baked plums, mulberries, cassis and woodsmoke aromas. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant, fresh and soft with a juicy finish. The wine was aged in French oak, 30% new, for 17 months. The blend is 57% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.
Drink Date: 2020 – 2030
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Friday, January 10, 2020 (JS-92)
Terra cotta, red-berry pastry and a wild-herb thread, too. The palate has firm, wrapped tannin, cradling ripe cassis and blueberry flavors. Round, juicy tannins. Some vanilla now. A blend of 57% merlot, 38% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc. Second wine of Château Calon-Ségur. Drink or hold.
The estate’s Second Wine offers a different interpretation of the Calon terroir. With an average of 75% Merlot in the blends, Le Marquis de Calon Segur is totally distinct from the First Wine. It benefits from a true expression of its own, underlines Vincent Millet. The plots are separated out from the beginning. Le Marquis de Calon Segur provides immediate enjoyment, warmth and a velvety texture. It is carefully aged generally for 17 months in oak barrels, a third of which are new. Deliciously easy-drinking, silky and expressive, its charm comes to the fore, while at the same time bringing to our minds the elegance of the Grand Vin.
Chateau Calon Segur’s second label.
A thick layer of gravel laid down during the Quaternary Period. Predominantly clay sub-soil from the Tertiary Period. At the summit of the gravel deposits, there is also a fine layer of clay of lacustrine origin.
55 ha (136 acres).
AREA IN PRODUCTION
45 ha (50 ha planted).
56% Cabernet sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES
Hand picking. A first selection of grapes on the vine. Mechanical sorting of the grapes by vibration, followed by hand sorting.
Temperature-controlled conical stainless-steel tanks. Maceration for 18 to 21 days.
17 months, 30% new barrels. Fining with egg white.
AVERAGE ANNUAL PRODUCTION
Around 120,000 bottles.