Chateau Calon Segur 2014
The 2014 Calon Ségur has a much more reticent bouquet than either the 2014 Montrose or Cos d'Estournel. There is blackberry here, a hint of cassis and violets, fine purity but bolshie and withdrawn at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin, more red fruit than the Montrose with a smooth, quite silky Merlot-like, graphite finish. Tasted on two occasions in Bordeaux, the second bottle exuded more panache and joie-de-vivre, coming across a little more spicy with a longer aftertaste.
Country/Region: France, Saint Estephe
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Merlot 19%, Petit Verdot 2%
Bottle Size: 750ml
Robert Parker: 92 / 100