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1996 Chateau Calon SegurBlend from France

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Notes of tobacco, spice box, cassis, cigar box and leaf, medium bodied, with a fresh, bright, crisp red and black fruit finish. ...

  • 93+ Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
  • 92 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

93+

"Saturated ruby-red. Pure, highly perfumed aromas of black cherry, currant, plum, minerals, tobacco, leather and fresh herbs. Very ripe, suave and spicy; at once subtle and gripping. Lovely cabernet character dominating today. Very firm, long finish is youthful but not hard-edged. Showing extremely well."

92 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Surprisingly, this is showing more maturity on the rim than the 1995 Calon-Segur. Contradicting the preconceived style of the vintage, the bouquet has more femininity than the ’95, good lift with freshly rolled tobacco, autumn leaves/November bonfire, a touch of espresso. Moving firmly into secondary aromas with hints of bell pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very harmonious, a slight softness counterbalancing the smoky, graphite-tinged black dusty fruits. Good length, perhaps just lacking a little grip right on the leafy finish. But a very good wine for the vintage – a real foodie wine. Drink 2012-2035. Tasted November 2008.

Product Description:

Notes of tobacco, spice box, cassis, cigar box and leaf, medium bodied, with a fresh, bright, crisp red and black fruit finish.

Product Detail

Item # 68050
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Ste Estephe
Ratings

93+ - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media

92 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 1996
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather