2001 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe

SKU #1009703 94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2001 Calon-Ségur has a delightful bouquet, very pure and a little more vivacious than the preceding vintage, featuring lovely brambly red fruit, rose petals, autumn leaves and a touch of cigar box, all well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a little more cohesive than the 2000, and slightly granular in texture, with a graceful, elegant and quite persistent finish. This is one of the few châteaux where it's difficult to choose between the 2001 and 2000. Drinking perfectly now. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

92 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2001 Calon-Ségur was comprised of fully forty-seven percent merlot, which is too bad, as it might have been even finer with a higher percentage of cabernet sauvignon in the blend. That said, this is a very strong bottle from this era and I have little doubt that it will ultimately surpass the more highly-touted, but currently far more closed 2000 vintage at this property. The bouquet offers up a very promising blend of red and black cherries, cigar smoke, dried eucalyptus, gravel, cigar ash and cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a classic claret profile, firm, ripe tannins, excellent focus and balance and a very long, youthful and potentially superb finish. This should prove to be one of the strongest vintages produced in the more merlot-centric style at Calon-Ségur during the stretch from 1975 to 2005. Inner quote mark (1/2014)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Showing beautifully, the 2001 Calon-Segur is now fully mature, yet should hold at this stage for another decade or two. Beautiful currants and assort dark fruits, notes of lead pencil, tobacco, and forest floor, medium to full body, and integrated, silky tannins all define this elegant 2001 that's a joy to drink today. Inner quote mark (6/2019)

90 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The plum/ruby-colored 2001 reveals aromas of damp earth, cranberries, cherries, herbs and forest floor. While lighter than its older sibling, it is medium-bodied, elegant … think of it as a lighter weight 1988 (one of the stars of the vintage). (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2004)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Elegant and spicy, with blackberry and earth character. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium to long finish. (JS) Inner quote mark (3/2004)

Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright full ruby. Vibrant, fruit-driven aromas of blackberry, licorice, minerals and flowers. Precise, fruit-driven flavors similar to the aromas. Dense but lively, with an enticing floral quality. Finishes long and ripely tannic, with lovely sweetness and grip. A very classy wine in the making. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2002)

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