Chateau Calon Segur, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FR, 2014

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Chateau Calon Segur, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FR, 2014

Just Wow! This is still an infant but it is so balanced it is still extremely enjoyable now. Decanted for two hours and enjoyed with filet mignon and cheezy potatoes. The tannins are there but not overly harsh. The fat from the meat and cheese cut through

The 2014 has the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) ever included in a Calon-Segur (the rest is Merlot and Petit Verdot). Completely different from its St.-Estephe brethren, it is more backward and structured with a dense purple color, lots of black cherry, black currant, loamy earth, forest floor and spice notes, excruciatingly high levels of tannin, and a wonderful inner core of sweetness and concentration. It could behave like the 1982, which, at age 30, is just becoming mature. The 2014 is an uncompromising, masculine, massive style of wine that needs 15-20 years of cellaring even in this luscious, flashy, flamboyant vintage. It is super-tight and needs lots of coaxing and aeration. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050+.


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