Chateau Marquis De Calon Saint Estephe Bordeaux
The Marquis de Segur famously said “I make my wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon”. Here we have the second wine of his beloved estate, made from younger vines. It has that St Estephe austerity, but the firm tannins of 1995 have withdrawn now, replaced by elegance and the cigar box cedar and dry currant fruit of truly lovely Claret. I would have this with a rack of lamb.
Cabernet 60%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Rich opulent red with black raspberry aromas, cassis with rich fruit on the palate.
Country of origin: France
Alcohol Content: 12.5% Vol
Brand: St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
Type: Red Wine
Dominant Varietal Cabernet Franc
Region Produced: St Estephe
Varietal Composition: Chateau Marquis De Calon Segur
The vines originate back to the 13th century and in the 18 century Calon passed by marriage to the Marquis Nicolas Alexandre de Dugur owner of Latour and Lafite The style of Calon is rich and sturdy that reaches its peak after a decade of two.