Tasting Notes Calon-Segur 1998
Tasted twice at the chateau. Nose becoming more and more awkward - animal like and fecal. But this is just an adolescent strop. Quite tannic and robust on the palate. But the sweetness is evident. Well-balanced. Masculine, Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wine matched with fine subtle ripe black fruits. A superb 1998 here. 8-10 years. Tasted July 2002.
Although austere tannin may keep this wine from obtaining an outstanding score, it exhibits plenty of complexity in its earthy, truffle, black cherry, currant, plum, and herb-scented bouquet as well as flavors. Moderately tannic, with good weight, it is a classically-styled 1998. Despite the fact that Calon-Segur tends to utilize about 35% Merlot in the final blend, it is not one of the more precocious efforts of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.