1989 Chateau Calon-Segur Saint-Estephe, France

$398.99 USD

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Calon-Ségur is one of the oldest properties in the Médoc—dating back to the middle ages. In the 18th century, the estate fell into the hands of the Marquis de Ségur. Despite the fact that he also owned the more prestigious Chateau Lafite and Chateau Latour, the Marquis famously said: "I make wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon.” Today the bottle’s iconic label depicts a large heart around the estate's name.

Located in the north of the St-Estèphe appellation, this historic Third Growth winery got its name from the small river boats, or “calons,” that were used to ferry timber across the Gironde River estuary, which the Calon-Ségur vines overlooked.

The majority of the vineyards are Cabernet Sauvignon, with about 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and a touch of Petit Verdot. The grapes are grown in deep gravelly beds mixed with sand, and in parts, clay and limestone.

From the late 1800s through the entire 20th century Chateau Calon-Ségur was owned by the Gasqueton family. While the estate was recently sold to Suravenir, we are still offering a few gems from the Gasqueton era, most notably the 1995 and 1996.

Rated 95 Points Wine Spectator
What a surprise. Big and powerful, but very elegant at the same time, with lots of spice, juniper, vanilla and berry flavors and a super tannin structure.

Rated 94 Points The Wine Advocate
(Neal Martin's WIne Journal) ...earthy and minerally, sous-bois, tree bark... mulberry and leather inflecting the earthy black fruits, nice sense of tension... enticing off-dry finish that leaves you eagerly awaiting the next drop