Le Marquis de Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe (Château Calon Ségur GCC 2nd wine)

The estate’s Second Wine offers a different interpretation of the Calon terroir. Le Marquis de Calon Ségur is totally distinct from the First Wine, Château Calon Ségur Grand Cru Classé. “It benefits from a true expression of its own”, underlines Vincent Millet. “The plots are separated out from the beginning.”

Le Marquis de Calon Ségur 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.

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VARIETALS
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2015

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TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13.5%

APPEARANCE
Bright, red-toned in the glass.

NOSE
The nose is very attractive, quite rich and opulent in style, macerated black cherries, cassis and violet, nicely defined and gaining intensity in the glass.

PALATE
The palate is smooth with ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit. There is a little graininess to the texture and a pleasant salinity, leaving a marine-influenced residue in the mouth towards the finish.

AGEING
17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new.

PAIRING
Pair with black pepper steak, roast pork, filet mignon, beef brisket, venison, roasted potatoes, white cheddar or provolone cheese.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink superbly in 2020-2021 or keep until 2029.

RATINGS

94pts

93pts

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