Calon-Segur 2009

Cult Wines Price: £950.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Calon-Segur, Calon-Segur, 2009

Tasting Notes Calon-Segur 2009

94+

The 2009 has the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) ever included in a Calon-Segur (the rest is Merlot and Petit Verdot). Completely different from its St.-Estephe brethren, it is more backward and structured with a dense purple color, lots of black cherry, black currant, loamy earth, forest floor and spice notes, excruciatingly high levels of tannin, and a wonderful inner core of sweetness and concentration. It could behave like the 1982, which, at age 30, is just becoming mature. The 2009 is an uncompromising, masculine, massive style of wine that needs 15-20 years of cellaring even in this luscious, flashy, flamboyant vintage. It is super-tight and needs lots of coaxing and aeration. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050+. Sadly, Madame Gasqueton, one of the great grands dames of Bordeaux, passed away recently. She was a no nonsense, always gracious lady who normally received me early in the morning, sometimes before the sun had even risen. I have many fond memories of her for her professionalism and her talent in making long-lived, traditional Bordeaux.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199
91+

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. Calon-Segur is an extremely difficult wine to taste in its youth since it is a long-distance runner that does not kowtow to those demanding more immediate wines. The 2009 has a more understated bouquet with broody bilberry and blackberry fruit, sous-bois and graphite emerging with aeration. The palate is smooth and seductive on the entry, exerting a gentle grip and needing a little more vigour and penetration towards the finish that takes its foot off the accelerator. This will improve as there is good substance in the first half. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Calon-Segur Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Calon-Segur 2018 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,078.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2017 Chateau Calon-Segur £738.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2016 Chateau Calon-Segur £921.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2015 Chateau Calon-Segur £875.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2014 Chateau Calon-Segur £850.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2014 Chateau Calon-Segur £405.00 6x75cl
Calon-Segur 2013 Chateau Calon-Segur £792.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2012 Chateau Calon-Segur £800.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2011 Chateau Calon-Segur £803.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2010 Chateau Calon-Segur £970.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2009 Chateau Calon-Segur £950.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2008 Chateau Calon-Segur £817.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2007 Chateau Calon-Segur £785.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2006 Chateau Calon-Segur £820.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2005 Chateau Calon-Segur £890.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2004 Chateau Calon-Segur £800.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2003 Chateau Calon-Segur £875.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2002 Chateau Calon-Segur £850.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2001 Chateau Calon-Segur £831.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2000 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,000.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1999 Chateau Calon-Segur £890.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1998 Chateau Calon-Segur £993.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1997 Chateau Calon-Segur £926.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1996 Chateau Calon-Segur £934.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1995 Chateau Calon-Segur £969.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1990 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,326.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1989 Chateau Calon-Segur £744.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1986 Chateau Calon-Segur £960.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1982 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,896.00 12x75cl