Calon-Segur 2013

Current Market Price: £700.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Calon-Segur, Calon-Segur, 2013

Tasting Notes Calon-Segur 2013

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The 2013 Calon Segur is unquestionably one of the stars of the vintage. The harvest ran from early October for the Merlot grape and to the second full week of October for the Cabernet Sauvignon. I don't recall (although I'd have to go through all my notes for the last 3-4 years) a Calon Segur with this high a percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, as Merlot has always been a prominent player in the final blend. It is opaque purple in color with a glorious nose of incense, creme de cassis, licorice and a touch of graphite. The wine is full-bodied, opulent, fleshy and surprisingly deep and dense, especially for a wine from this vintage. It is almost atypically thick and rich for a 2013. Nevertheless, the tannins are soft and the wine should be relatively approachable after 2-3 years bottle age. This is a property on the move, upward. Smart and shrewd readers will take a look at this vintage, as well as future vintages of Calon Segur, a terroir with true first-growth potential.

Calon Segur was purchased from the Gasqueton family by Suravenir, a large French insurance company. It is no secret that this is one of the greatest vineyards in Bordeaux, if not the world, and while the wines have always been impressive, there has always been considerable room for improvement. 2013 may mark an historic transition from a consistently excellent-to-outstanding wine, to one that is poised to be another potential first-growth of the Medoc. The yields were 36 hectoliters per hectare producing a final blend of 92 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot with an impressive natural alcohol level of 13.1%.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014

Calon-Segur Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Calon-Segur 2018 Chateau Calon-Segur POA 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2017 Chateau Calon-Segur £738.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2016 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,020.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2015 Chateau Calon-Segur £875.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2014 Chateau Calon-Segur £840.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2014 Chateau Calon-Segur £410.00 6x75cl
Calon-Segur 2013 Chateau Calon-Segur £700.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2012 Chateau Calon-Segur £800.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2011 Chateau Calon-Segur £777.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2010 Chateau Calon-Segur £975.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2009 Chateau Calon-Segur £920.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2008 Chateau Calon-Segur £840.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2007 Chateau Calon-Segur £820.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2006 Chateau Calon-Segur £820.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2005 Chateau Calon-Segur £920.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2004 Chateau Calon-Segur £740.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2003 Chateau Calon-Segur £860.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2002 Chateau Calon-Segur £827.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2001 Chateau Calon-Segur £850.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2000 Chateau Calon-Segur £960.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1999 Chateau Calon-Segur £880.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1998 Chateau Calon-Segur £900.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1997 Chateau Calon-Segur £985.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1996 Chateau Calon-Segur £989.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1995 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,080.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1990 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,350.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1989 Chateau Calon-Segur £804.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1986 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,563.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1982 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,950.00 12x75cl