Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2012 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (96WE, 93JG, 93JS, 93WS, 91RP, 91VN). Wine Enthusiast: "Firm and structured, this beautifully concentrated wine has plenty of the dark tannins that come out of Cabernet Sauvignon in Saint-Estèphe while allowing room for juicy fruit. The wood aging is still showing, giving some spice to the wine. At the end, it’s the density of the wine that’s so impressive. *Top Cellar Selections of 2015* (RV)" (05/2015)
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2012 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (qty: 2)
Firm and structured, this beautifully concentrated wine has plenty of the dark tannins that come out of Cabernet Sauvignon in Saint-Estèphe while allowing room for juicy fruit. The wood aging is still showing, giving some spice to the wine. At the end, it’s the density of the wine that’s so impressive. *Top Cellar Selections of 2015* (RV)
A silky and polished red with currant, walnut and black truffle character. Full body, silky tannins and a fine finish. It reminds me of the excellent 1995.
The absolutely beautiful nose wafts from the glass in a blend of cassis, black cherries, Cuban tobacco, a touch of pomegranate, espresso, dark soil tones and a very judicious base of spicy new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure and refined, with a great core of fruit, a youthful and seamless structure, ripe tannins and superb focus and grip on the ripely tannic, complex and very classy finish. This is the epitome of old school claret, with elegance, breed and potential complexity to burn! It is one of the finest young vintages of Château Calon-Ségur I have had the pleasure to taste and a stunning success in this difficult vintage.
Dense but pure, offering suave plum, raspberry coulis and black currant fruit, and tobacco, tar and iron nuances. This is integrated and refined through the long finish, but lacks the vintage’s austerity. Very nicely done. (JM)
The 2012 Calon Ségur, has an opaque ruby/purple color, very sweet black raspberry, black cherry and currant fruit, underlying forest floor notes, wonderfully sweet tannin, surprising up-front opulence and beautiful purity, texture and length. This is an outstanding effort and a strong wine in 2012. (RP)
The 2012 Calon Ségur is dark, powerful and intense. Smoke, game, tobacco and dark stone fruits open up in a distinctly virile, imposing wine. Quite frankly, what stands out most is how much Calon Ségur has come in the years since French insurer Suravenir Assurances bought the property in July 2012. In 2012 the blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. The wine spent 19 months in 100% new French oak barrels. In my view Calon Ségur is one of the most dynamic and exciting reemerging properties in Bordeaux today. It will be fascinating to see what the new team headed by Estate Manager Laurent Dufau does here over the coming years.
Lively and some richness. Dry finish. But great vitality. Long and complete with no concessions to the vintage. Not as dense as Montrose. (JR) 17+/20 points