2010 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe
*A Top 100 Cellar Selection of 2013* This is an architectural wine, very classical in its structure like so many of the top wines of 2010. It's powered by ripe tannins and beautiful black currant fruits. While the wine is gorgeously ripe, it also has a powerful dark and structured character. For longterm aging.
Sure pure fruit to this red with a minerality and floral undertone. You can smell the warm stones. Full body, with a beautiful depth of fruit and velvety tannins. Dense and balanced. Layered with a light salty and meaty character as well. Great length. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon. Try in 2017.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 is performing well. With Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the blend, the wine has a dense plum/purple color along with notes of underbrush, black currants, plum, licorice, smoky charcuterie and some roasted herbs in the background. Full-bodied, moderately tannic and set for an extremely long life, this will not be a wine to please those looking for immediate gratification. Rather, I would suspect this wine will close down even further in bottle and, despite its full-bodied, powerful, massive size, it will need at least a decade of cellaring before it is accessible. This is another 2010 capable of lasting 35-50 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, full medium ruby. Deep aromas of cassis, cigar box, olive tapenade and licorice. Then vinous and penetrating in the mouth, with excellent lift to its complex flavors of dried cherry, cassis, tobacco, flowers, minerals and spices. Wonderfully suave but youthfully backward wine with a very long, smooth finish featuring noble tannins and fresh acidity. This will need a good eight to ten years to expand in bottle and should be long-lived. (ST)
Pure, dark, vanilla-laced fruit but also a lovely leafy fragrance. Great combination of sweet ripe fruit and fresh fine tannins. Succulent and very long.
**+ 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. A totally awesome wine, and one of our favorites of the vintage. mineral and cassis, with spice on the finish. "This property has finally been sold to a syndicate involving a number of different elements," notes Robert Parker, "but given the greatness of this terroir, some fresh blood may ultimately push the quality of Calon Segur right up there with the likes of Cos d'Estournel and Chateau Montrose, the two reigning champions of this northern appellation." (02/2013)