Chateau Calon Segur St Estephe GCC 3eme Cru 1996 Double Magnum (3 Litre)

Product Number: 12-80443

Availability: Sufficient




Grape 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 92/100 The 1996 may not be as profound as I had predicted from cask, but it is an exceptional wine. Dark ruby-colored, with a complex nose of dried herbs, Asian spices, and black cherry jam intermixed with cassis, it possesses outstanding purity, and considerable tannin in the finish. This classic, medium to full-bodied, traditionally made wine improves dramatically with airing, suggesting it will have a very long life. WS 90/100 Currant and fresh herbs. Full- to medium-bodied, with plum flavors and a medium finish NM 92/100 Surprisingly, this is showing more maturity on the rim than the 1995 Calon-Segur. Contradicting the preconceived style of the vintage, the bouquet has more femininity than the ’95, good lift with freshly rolled tobacco, autumn leaves/November bonfire, a touch of espresso. Moving firmly into secondary aromas with hints of bell pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very harmonious, a slight softness counterbalancing the smoky, graphite-tinged black dusty fruits. Good length, perhaps just lacking a little grip right on the leafy finish. But a very good wine for the vintage – a real foodie wine. Drink 2012-2035. Other Critic Score Decanter : 93 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 93 /100 Jean-Marc Quarin : 92 /100 Jancis Robinson : 17 /20
Rating RP:92 WS:90
Size 300cl



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