Calon Segur: The Heart of Saint Estephe
© Chateau Calon Segur

Calon Segur: The Heart of Saint Estephe

“I make wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is at Calon.” Nicolas-Alexandre Marquis de Segur
Marquis de Segur

© Marquis de Segur

In the North of Saint Estephe, the northernmost appellation of the Medoc, along the river bank rests a single 55 hectare (136 acres) plot of vines enclosed by a stone wall. Vines in this region date to the Roman era, but the history of Calon Segur dates to the 18th Century. Once the property of Nicolas-Alexandre Marquis de Segur, the “Prince of Vines” and one time owner of Lafite, Latour and Mouton, this unique plot is the heart of Chateau Calon Segur. The same size today as when the estate was classified in 1855, Calon Segur is an unusual lesson in continuity, preserved by the Gasqueton family from 1894 to 2012. With unique gravel soils, laid over a bed of clay, these vines produce the fresh Cabernet Sauvignon that forms the backbone of this great Third Growth.

Calon Segur

© Calon Segur

There is a Bordeaux adage that says the best estates always have vines that can “see” the river. Taking this to heart, this estate not only commemorates its famous owner but also its connection to the river. Calones were small boats or skiffs used to transport goods on the river. The estate further honors the Marquis and his famous commentary with its distinctive heart shaped label. But contained within each bottle is a magical blend of balance between lovely softness and amazing intensity. Technical director Vincent Millet has stated that the aim is to include at least 75% Cabernet Sauvignon in each vintage assemblage, but in some years the proportion can be as high as 90%. Aged in new French oak for 18-20 months, these wines are elegant, refined and a pleasant adventure for the sophisticated palate.

The Wines of Chateau Calon Segur

 

  • Calon Segur 2010
  • Calon Segur 1996 Imperial
  • Additional Wines
 Image for Chateau Calon-Segur 2010 from Millesima USA94+ Points, Robert Parker. Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon this wine is dense in color and complex on the nose, with notes of black currants, plum, licorice, herbs and charcuterie. Full-bodied with moderate tannins this wine will cellar and age gracefully for years to come.

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Image for Chateau Calon-Segur 2010 from Millesima USA92 Points, Robert Parker. A rare Imperial, this bottle is a special gem for any collection filled with exquisite wine reaching its predicted peak maturity. However, due to the large size of the bottle and the complexity of the wine it will continue to develop for at least a decade or more. Dark in color, with a complex nose it is defined by spices and herbs as well as black cherry and cassis. Pure and rich in tannins, this wine is full-bodied and exciting.

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In addition to vintages available in stock, Millesima offers Chateau Calon Segur wines, in a wide range of vintages and formats, as pre-arrivals and futures.

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