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1996 Chateau Calon Segur

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Rating
93+ Pts Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
1996

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


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

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Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media:

"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."

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.

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