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Château Calon-Ségur 2020 Saint Estèphe 3e Grand Cru Classé

Neal Martin (Vinous) 92-94 | Jane Anson (Decanter) 98 punten

  • Smaakprofiel
    Krachtig & complex
  • Herkomst
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux
€ 112,50
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Art.nr.1902020
Flesinhoud0.750000
WijnsoortRode Wijn
En PrimeurJa
LandFrankrijk
RegioBordeaux
ClassificatieAOC Saint Estèphe
SmaakprofielKrachtig & complex
Jaargang2020
Alcoholgehalte13,5 %
Op dronk tot2056
AllergenenSulfieten

Decanter
98/100 punten
A return to form in my eyes for Calon Ségur after the atypical 2018, rippling with elegance, balance and savoury blue fruits of Cabernet, with rose and peony flowers. Concentrated, chiselled and juicy, this has clear personality and equals the great, classically balanced vintages of Calon like 2016. A yield of 33hl/ha, 3.85pH, 100% new oak. Vincent Millet is now overall director as well as technical director, since the departure of Laurent Dufau in 2020.

Neal Martin
92-94/100 punten
The 2020 Calon Ségur was picked from 24-30 September at 33hl/ha and after a 3-day cold soak at 10°C it underwent a 18-21 cuvaison. Matured entirely in new oak, it is backward on the nose, well defined, but broody and requires coaxing from the glass. It eventually reveals blackberry, cedar, wild mint and pressed iris petal aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, a little angular on the entry, good acidity. The second half, though, feels just a little brutish at the moment, granular and grippy on the saline, briny finish. I appreciate the way in which the DNA of this estate comes through, though the 2019 showed far more finesse and panache. It may end up at the top of my banded score if it can pull together more clarity and complexity.

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