ready-keep1998 Ch. Calon-Ségur, St Estèphe

Product: 39225B
  • Wine Advocate
    93/100
  • Ready, but will keep

Description

The 1998 Calon-Ségur, blended of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, is deep garnet-purple in color with just a touch of brick and a very earthy/meaty nose with notions of new leather, smoked game, truffles, dusty soil, iron ore and mossy bark over a core of crème de cassis, preserved plums, spice cake and unsmoked cigars plus a waft of incense. The palate is medium-bodied and packed with spicy and earthy layers with velvety tannins, seamless freshness and great length. Give it 10 to 15+ more years.

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[]Wine Advocate:: 93/100 
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Bottle Price 75 cl $965.00
Was $1,070.00
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