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2016 Calon-Segur

By Chateau Calon-Segur

2016 Calon-Segur from Chateau Calon-Segur, St-Estephe, Bordeaux

Imbued with the distinguished heritage of St-Estephe, the 2016 Calon-Segur from Chateau Calon-Segur has firmly established itself as an essential asset in a connoisseur's portfolio. I have closely monitored the evolution of this venerable estate for decades and can attest that this particular vintage resonates profoundly with the intrinsic qualities that define the remarkable terroir of Bordeaux.


Refined Elegance: An Embodiment of St-Estephe Terroir

In 2016, Chateau Calon-Segur triumphs, capturing the essence of its grand terroir amidst the challenges thrown by climatic caprices. Its poise is the fruition of a season that witnessed a wet spring followed by a gloriously dry and sunlit summer, leading into a practically flawless harvest. This serendipitous weather pattern breathed life into the creation of this deeply magnetic and structured wine.

The complexities woven within the 2016 vintage of Calon-Segur tantalize with an assortment of dark cherries and blackcurrant notes, underpinned by a suave tannic backdrop, symbolising patience and potential. A whisper of sweet spices and earthy undertones lingers on the palate, leading to an elongated finish that promises further revelations with age.


Solidifying Legacies: A Vintage Worthy of Investment

The judicious blend of traditional winemaking artistry with modern precision punctuates this vintage's character. Aged in oak barrels, where it had time to mellow its vigour, the 2016 Calon-Segur echoes the signature St-Estephe robustness with nuanced elegance. It subtly hints at the magnificent ageing potential that could unfold into an even more luxurious texture and aromatic complexity over time – a hallmark quality revered by fine wine investors.

Focused analysis on acquisition trends indicates that vintages such as this are increasingly sought-after by informed collectors, discerning drinkers, and investment aficionados alike. In this instance, one finds not just a bottle but a tangible piece of viticultural lore capable of yielding both sensory delight and financial allure.

Whether destined for later fruition or to garnish a sophisticated table in the nearer term, this incarnation of 2016 Calon-Segur from Chateau Calon-Segur stands testament to an exceptional offering from St-Estephe in Bordeaux. It will undoubtedly earn its place amongst the most strategic acquisitions for those seeking to diversify their holdings with wines bearing both pedigree and promise.

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Wow. This is the Calon we have been waiting for! Intensity and power. Chewy and polished tannins. Full body, great depth. It goes on for minutes. Shows a classic, historical character that really excites me. The essence of this estate and St.-Estèphe. Best ever?

James Suckling -, April 4th 2017


This sports a dark fruit core, a mouthwatering iron edge and a long, tobacco-accented finish. The broad and racy feel gives this a distinctive profile. This should put on some weight.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator (James Molesworth)


The 2016 Calon-Ségur is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little closed to begin, slowly revealing warm red and black currants, kirsch and plum preserves with wafts of fragrant earth, violets, chocolate box and wood smoke. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly expressed and finely crafted, it has a wonderfully fine-grained texture and bold freshness supporting the densely packed black fruits, finishing long and mineral-laced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2018


Rich, deep, glowing purplish crimson. Pungent and really interesting and layered on the nose already. Creamy texture and massive energy. Lots of tannin but all beautifully balanced. This is seriously intriguing rather than just ticking boxes. Glows on the end. Old-vine influence – really gives layers and intrigue. Sweetness of tannin. But the freshness really lifts it.

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