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2000 Calon-Segur

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2000 Calon-Segur from Chateau Calon-Segur, St-Estephe, Bordeaux

The turn of the millennium heralded a constellation of propitious events for Bordeaux, culminating in the remarkable 2000 vintage. Amongst the splendour of this year, the 2000 Calon-Segur from Château Calon-Segur emerged as a quintessential expression of St-Estephe's profound terroir.


Defining a Vintage: A Millennium Monument

The unique microclimate of St-Estephe met with an exceptional blend of serenity and intensity in 2000, blessing the grapes at Château Calon-Segur with balance seldom achieved. Meticulous vinification processes caressed these gifts of nature into a structured yet approachable masterpiece that now graces the portfolio of fine wine investors.

With two decades of careful cellar ageing, the 2000 vintage has developed an aristocratic poise. Its tannic backbone has softened, revealing an opulent tapestry of dark fruit and earthy truffle notes. Dancing within this structured elegance are subtle hints of violets and aged cigar box – an olfactory delight harking to the storied history of Bordeaux's finest offerings.


Vintage as Art: The Investment Worthy 2000 Calon-Segur

When considering investment-grade wines, the ability to transcend time while maintaining character is paramount – and it is here that the 2000 vintage asserts its value. Twenty years on, this embodiment of millennial finesse retains a vivid freshness that suggests an enduring future ahead. It stands proudly as one of the distinctive jewels in the St-Estephe crown, providing not just a sensory pleasure but also a reassuring confidence in its longevity and investment appeal.

In sum, investing in the 2000 Calon-Segur from Chateau Calon-Segur means embracing a piece of Bordeaux's history, resplendent with the maturity and gravitas expected from such an illustrious vintage. This wine not only promises to continue its graceful evolution but also to serve as a cornerstone for any serious collector or investor’s portfolio.

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Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. Now at fifteen years old, it has a brilliant, vivacious red berry nose infused with ash and cigar box aromas. The detail here is a beguiling and it just "sings" Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, firm tannin that provide a rigid backbone, but it is swathed in copious tobacco-drenched black fruit and a superb line of acidity. It finishes with a twist of bitter cherry on the finish that completes what is a deeply impressive Calon-Ségur; it might just outclass the 2005. Tasted March 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 October 2016


Tasted at Kettners in London just after the August riots, the millennial Calon-Segur is a great wine that has a 30-40 year lifespan. That bouquet is still so bloomin’ broody and takes a while to open, eventually and reluctantly offering crisp red-berried fruits interlaced with graphite and sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with a firm tannic structure and very good balanced with a fan of truffle and a touch of espresso towards the masculine finish. Nice grip and persistency here. Excellent. Tasted August 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011


Back when my bottle reports came out in 2003, I urged extreme patience for this wine, which is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. I projected a maturity curve of 2012-2040, but based on this tasting, I would say the wine needs another 5-6 years, so call it 2016-2040+. One of the most unyielding wines in my tastings of the 2000s, the wine still has a very healthy, deep, dark ruby color, and earthy hints of herbs, licorice, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied, the hard, elevated tannins give this wine a certain austerity, but its outstanding weight, richness, and that very classic style argue for further discipline. Forget this for another 3-4 years and drink it over the following three decades.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #189

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