Calon-Segur 2017

Cult Wines Price: £375.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Calon-Segur, Calon-Segur, 2017

Tasting Notes Calon-Segur 2017

94-95

This is very delicate on the attack but it grows on the palate with firm and silky tannins that turn lightly chewy. Builds consistently. Compacted and tight.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
92-94

The 2017 Calon-Ségur is tentatively blended of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with pronounced black currants, crushed blackberries and fresh black plums with hints of cigar box, sandalwood and cinnamon stick plus a waft of mossy bark. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, energetic and fresh with layers of black fruit, perfumed incense and fragrant earth notions, lingering nicely with exotic spices coming through on the finish.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
92-94

The 2017 Calon-Ségur was cropped at 43.5hl/ha and underwent a 20-day cuvaison after which it is matured entirely in new oak for 20 months. It contains 13.2° alcohol. At the moment the aromatics convey the 100% new oak but there is sufficient fruit underneath. There is a palpable sense of “coolness” imbuing the aromatics and like other Saint-Estèphe barrel samples, it conveys a subtle estuary-like tincture. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin, beautifully integrated new oak that lends this a silky texture. Perhaps this is the smoothest of all the 2017s I encountered within this appellation, a classy and sophisticated Calon-Ségur in the making and heightened by the thrilling tension towards the finish and the latent energy that lingers in the mouth. Excellent.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18
91-94

This is very pure and sleek in feel, with an iron note running from start to finish while cassis, cherry and damson plum fruit plays out. The long, focused finish has light bay and savory hints while letting the minerality sing.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
90-93

The 2017 Calon Ségur is a classy, polished wine. Conditions favored Cabernet Sauvignon, which makes up 76% of the blend. Open-knit and supple, the 2017 is surprisingly open and harmonious in the early going. Hints of espresso, mocha, red cherry jam, cinnamon and dusk of new French oak add accents, but it is the wine's gentle personality that stands out most. In some vintages, Calon Ségur speaks loudly. In 2017, the Grand Vin is hushed and yet very expressive. The blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18

Calon-Segur Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Calon-Segur 2018 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,101.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2017 Chateau Calon-Segur £738.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2017 Chateau Calon-Segur £375.00 6x75cl
Calon-Segur 2016 Chateau Calon-Segur £984.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2015 Chateau Calon-Segur £875.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2014 Chateau Calon-Segur £850.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2013 Chateau Calon-Segur £840.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2012 Chateau Calon-Segur £829.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2011 Chateau Calon-Segur £788.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2010 Chateau Calon-Segur £970.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2009 Chateau Calon-Segur £860.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2008 Chateau Calon-Segur £925.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2007 Chateau Calon-Segur £800.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2006 Chateau Calon-Segur £800.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2005 Chateau Calon-Segur £890.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2004 Chateau Calon-Segur £829.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2003 Chateau Calon-Segur £875.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2002 Chateau Calon-Segur £827.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2001 Chateau Calon-Segur £847.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 2000 Chateau Calon-Segur £984.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1999 Chateau Calon-Segur £925.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1998 Chateau Calon-Segur £990.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1997 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,001.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1996 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,073.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1995 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,065.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1990 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,350.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1989 Chateau Calon-Segur £1,128.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1986 Chateau Calon-Segur £960.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1982 Chateau Calon-Segur £2,076.00 12x75cl