1985 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe

SKU #951276 92 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark Calon-Ségur made a very nice example of the 1985 vintage, with the merlot component here giving the wine a very velvety texture as it closes in on its thirtieth birthday, but with a good structural spine and fine complexity to match. The very suave nose wafts from the glass in a blend of dark berries, black cherries, a touch of cranberry, cigar smoke, charred, dark soil tones, cigarette ash and a whisper of the chipotles to come with further aging. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and round, with a lovely core of fruit, melting tannins, fine focus and grip and a long, elegant and beautifully balanced finish. One of the sleepers of the vintage and quite ready to drink. Inner quote mark (9/2014)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Elegant and spicy with a lean, hard framework. The ripe plum and spice flav ors are wrapped in firm, drying tannins. Needs some time to soften up. Inner quote mark (5/1988)

K&L Notes

Delicious and mature Calon Segur that's priced below many new releases. A great buy.

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