Château Calon Ségur 3rd GCC

Château Calon Ségur 3rd GCC

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Product Description

Appellation Saint-Estèphe
Vineyard Size 55 ha
Color Red
Grape Varieties 53 % of Cabernet Sauvignon, 38 % of Merlot, 6 % of Cabernet Franc and 3 % of Petit Verdot
Vintage 2004
Bottle Size (Cl) 75
Type of Soil Gravelly and hilly soils
Production 80,000 bottles
Vinification Hand picking. A first selection of grapes on the vine. Mechanical sorting of the grapes by vibration, followed by hand sorting. Temperature-controlled conical stainless-steel tanks. Maceration for 18 to 21 days. Pumping over twice a day. Fermentation at 26°C. Malolactic fermentation (indigenous lactic bacteria) in stainless steel at 20°C. 18 to 20 months, 30% new barrels. Fining with egg white.
Type The Calon Segur wine is generally considered as one of the most powerful and most full-bodied Saint-Estèphe wines
Service Temp 16-17°C
Ideally Consuming Period from now to 2025
Food & Wine Pairing Confit shoulder of lamb in the oven, roasted turkey, leg of lamb of 7 hours, lamb with plums and almonds, Tournedos Rossini

Deep ruby-red. Aromas of cherry, mocha, milk chocolate and iron. Chewy and on the dry side but stuffed with flavors of cherry, plum, iron, tobacco and mocha. This has fat and sweetness for the year, along with a suggestion of herbs. Finishes with dusty tannins and moderate lift.

James Suckling : 91/100 
Wine Spectator : 90/100 
Jean-Marc Quarin : 88/100 
Decanter : 16.5/20 
La Revue du Vin de France : 16/20 
Jancis Robinson : 17/20

Vinum Wine Magazine : 17/20