Château Calon Segur 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  14792
$336.00
RP
91
Château Calon Segur 1996 from LCBO
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    Tasted at the château, the 1996 Calon Segur is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. This was always a feted wine in its youth by Robert Parker and myself. Now at 20 years of age there is fine delineation on the nose with more detail than the 1986 tasted alongside. The oak is a little more present here (50% in this vintage) married with plenty of redcurrant, cedar, loam and undergrowth aromas. These aromatics can develop further. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry, perhaps one of the most youthful and backward of the 1996s that I tasted during my visits. It feels firm in the mouth, masculine, very Saint Estèphe. To critique this wine, the oak is not quite knitted to the fruit as much as it should after two decades (something that has been addressed now). It is an enjoyable Calon-Segur if not quite matching up to my admittedly high expectations. Drink date: 2016-2035. Score - 91. (Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    August 6, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    12.5%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Ulysse Cazabonne
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Firm
    Varietal:
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    August 6, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    12.5%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Ulysse Cazabonne
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Firm
    Varietal:
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc
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