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Calon Segur 1985

Chateau Calon Segur

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The 1985 was bottled very late (January 1988), which has tended to dry out the wine. Medium ruby/garnet-colored, with a sweet, earthy, berry, spicy, somewhat herbaceous nose, this medium-bodied wine is pleasant, but lacks depth and fat. In addition, it is fully mature. Anticipated maturity: Now-2005. Last tasted 6/96.

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€ 1,500

 October 2015

Chateau Calon Segur

Chateau Calon Segur is a top rated wine production estate located in the Saint Estephe appellation, in Bordeaux, France. According to the official Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855, Calon Segur holds the status of Third Growth. Among all the wineries in the Medoc region, Chateau Calon Segur is situated at the northernmost border.

Calon Segur was one of the three original vineyards in the Saint Estephe area; later on it was acquired by Nicolas-Alexandre, Marquis de Segur – owner of Chateau Latour and Chateau Lafite. By his own accounts, the Marquis stated that “his heart was with Calon”; as a result the label of this prestigious fine wine displays a heart around the chateau’s name.

 

Reportedly, the ownership of Calon Segur was sold to a group of French investors, for a fee in the region of €200 million in July 2012. It had previously been managed by the Capbern-Gasqueton family since 1894.

20,000 cases

Third Growth

Saint-Estephe/Left Bank

74 hectares

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