1999 Chateau Calon-Segur Saint-Estephe France
$147.99 USD $238.99 USD
Mid crimson. Lots of age at the rim. Sweet, slightly sweaty but real claret! Great energy and assertiveness. Well done! For classicists. Long.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This supple 1999 is an elegant, lighter-styled Calon-Segur, particularly when compared to the 2000. It exhibits an evolved color, sweet cherry and dusty berry fruit, and hints of dried herbs. It is a spicy, cherry-flavored effort with a style reminiscent of a Beaune premier cru. The blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc has resulted in a wine of elegance and finesse rather than one with a lot of stuffing and power. (RP)