Château-Calon-Ségur Le Marquis de Calon Segur 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
Station Plaza Wine
Soft, silky and smooth. Plenty of subtle herb notes.
With its rich tannins, this second wine of Calon-Ségur is powerful in its own right. Full of black, juicy fruits, the wine is generous and also has great freshness at the end. It likely will be ready to drink from 2023.
This has a solid core of dark plum and blackberry fruit laced with subtle alder and tobacco notes. Delivers a smoldering charcoal hint on the finish, though this red is open, fleshy and accessible in feel. Drink now through 2030.
Blended of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 17 months in 30% new French oak, the 2016 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur has a deep garnet-purple color and gives up gregarious scents of chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries and cassis with hints of violets and cinnamon stick plus an underbrush hint. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with a good core of layered black fruits and a perfumed finish.
Tasted out of barrel, the 2016 Calon Segur Le Marquis de Calon Segur will be another winner, and it’s more and more apparent that the northern Medoc was a fabulous place to be in 2016. Deep purple-colored, loaded with notions of kirsch, black cherries, scorched earth, and new leather, medium to full-bodied, and downright opulent on the palate, this classy, impeccably balanced 2016 will keep for 10-15 years.