1995 Calon-Ségur, St Estèphe
Incredible nose of crushed berries, flowers, spices and nuts. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and solid. Builds on the palate. Give it time. (Web Only-2007)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The wine is opaque purple-colored. With coaxing, the tight aromatics reveal some weedy cassis intertwined with truffles, chocolate, and beef blood-like aromas. On the palate, there is an element of sur-maturite (1995 was an extremely late harvest at Calon-Ségur), fabulous density and purity, and a boatload of tannin. This deep, broodingly backward, classic Bordeaux will require a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep red-ruby color. Black cherry, leather, olive and a hint of crystallized berries; fresher on the nose than the '97. Sweet, firmly structured and very nicely balanced, with strong but integrated acidity and very good flavor definition. Tannins are ripe and fine.
Still very dark ruby and with an admirably complex, evolved nose that is more mineral than fruity. Very classic emissary from its appellation with marked acidity and still some tannin. Firm, correct, I served it in honour of the late Mme Capbern Gasqueton. You could serve this already if you took care with the food and any other wine served alongside, ensuring that both were relatively chewy. 17/20 points. Drink 2013 - 2022.