Château Calon Ségur, St-Estèphe 2021
Red wine

Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Grand Cru Classé, St-Estèphe 2021

The subject of chaptilisation comes up regularly in 2021, mainly because it is so rarely used these days that the young generation of winemakers (meaning those who have arrived post 2013) have never experienced it. Calon is one of the few high-profile châteaux that stayed away from this enriching technique, and has produced an excellent wine that is one of the best in St-Estèphe (an appellation where I found a number of good wines). It has the signature of 2021 in terms of cool and savoury fruits, with graphite and gunsmoke aromatics. A cool climate Calon, very different from the style found here in the trio of 2018-2019-2020, but successful, and a fine example of the sculpted wines that were possible within the conditions of the year. Understated power, juicy finish, old school elegance.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13.2%

Bottle size

750ml

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Médoc & Haut Médoc

Area

Saint-Estephe AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Jane Anson