Calon-Segur 2018

Current Market Price: £1,101.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Calon-Segur, Calon-Segur, 2018

Tasting Notes Calon-Segur 2018

97-98

The quality of the tannins is most notable here; they are present, but totally integrated and folded into the wine. Medium-to full-bodied with lovely savory fruit and a persistent and long finish. Very harmonious and fine. Yet, with air, it takes off with tannin power.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
96-99

A stratospheric, regal wine, Calon Ségur embodies all the best qualities of the vintage. Rich to the point of being exotically ripe, 2018 reminds me of the 2014 in its composition, but with more of everything. On the palate, the 2018 is towering and statuesque, with soaring structure and tremendous overall intensity. Striking aromatic top notes and bright saline underpinnings give the 2018 its energy, tension and nuance. As in 2014, the entirety of the château's Cabernet Franc went into the Grand Vin. Inky, powerful and explosive, Calon Ségur is a headspinning wine. Don't miss it!

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
96-99

Delivers a laser beam of cassis, bitter plum and cherry reduction notes, with an extremely fine-grained structure carrying this through a long finish. Accents of iron and violet are piercing in their purity and definition. A very complete and precise wine.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
96-98

The 2018 Calon-Ségur is blended of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot (14.9% alcohol). It is anticipated to age for 20 months in barriques, 100% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs just a little coaxing before it reveals seductive notes of baked cherries, warm cassis, licorice and smoked meats with nuances of hoisin, camphor, Chinese five spice and dried roses with a waft of cardamom. Full-bodied and completely packed with concentrated black fruit and spice layers, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and a wicked backbone of freshness giving an energetic lift to the very long finish. There's lots of brightness coming from the Cabernet Franc component in here, but it is nonetheless a decadent expression.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
96

An impressive, concentrated and powerful Calon that will win many admirers without a doubt, but I would be a little hesitant if you're a fan of the more classic balance found in the 2016. It has gorgeous chocolate and rich coffee notes, with complex exotic spices and even salted caramel on the finish, along with a lovely mouthwatering quality helped by a relatively low pH of 3.75 and a good yield of 41hl/ha. This will need long ageing, probably 20 months. I tasted it on several occasions and there are no arguments that it's a stunning wine but I would probably favour the 2016 if looking to cellar something, because it's more in character for what is one of my favourite properties in the appellation. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 100% new oak.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019

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 £736.00 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 £830.00 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 £860.00 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 £830.00 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 £850.00 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 £768.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1986 Chateau Calon-Segur £960.00 12x75cl
Calon-Segur 1982 Chateau Calon-Segur £2,052.00 12x75cl