2000 Chateau Calon-Segur Saint-Estephe France
$199.99 USD $230.00 USD
Rated 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. Now at 15 years old, it has a brilliant, vivacious red berry nose infused with ash and cigar box aromas. The detail here is a beguiling and it just "sings" Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, firm tannin that provide a rigid backbone, but it is swathed in copious tobacco-drenched black fruit and a superb line of acidity. It finishes with a twist of bitter cherry on the finish that completes what is a deeply impressive Calon-Ségur; it might just outclass the 2005. (NM)
Rated 93 points James Suckling
This is an ultra-fine textured red with mint, stone and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, fresh and bright. Extremely long finish.
Rated 93 points Vinous
The 2000 Calon-Ségur still appears quite youthful on the rim. The well-defined nose offers brambly red fruit, red currant, crushed strawberry, rose petals and cedar, and some sous-bois just loitering in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with refined tannins. This has mellowed since I tasted it in London five years ago, and touches of tobacco and tart red cherries enliven the finish. I have always loved this millennial Calon-Ségur and now it is à point and drinking beautifully. Aged in 50% new oak and 50% one-year-old for 12 months