Marquis de Calon 2017
- Red Wine
- 13.3 - 13.5%
- 57% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
Second wine of Chateau Calon-Segur
The estate’s Second Wine offers a different interpretation of the Calon terroir. With an average of 75% Merlot in the blends, Le Marquis de Calon Ségur is totally distinct from the First Wine. “It benefits from a true expression of its own”, underlines Vincent Millet. “The plots are separated out from the beginning.” Le Marquis de Calon Ségur provides immediate enjoyment, warmth and a velvety texture.
From Wine Advocate 89 Points
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose of the 2017 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur is meaty and earthy with baked plums, mulberries, cassis and woodsmoke aromas. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant, fresh and soft with a juicy finish. The wine was aged in French oak, 30% new, for 17 months. The blend is 57% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 17th Mar 2020
From Wine Spectator 90 Points
"Lively, with damson plum and red currant fruit, gilded with floral notes and backed by a bright iron streak on the finish. Very pure and fresh. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. "— JM, 202
Chateau Calon-Segur is an estate located in the commune of Saint-Estephe on the left bank of the Gironde River in Bordeaux, which was rated as a third growth in the 1855 Classification of the Medoc. The chateau is unique in the Medoc as the vineyards are in one single plot surrounded by tall stone walls. Winegrowing here dates back to the 12th Century, but the name, Calon-Segur, was first seen in the 18th Century. At the time, the chateau was owned by Nicolas-Alexandre, the Marquis de Segur, who also owned Chateaux Latour, Lafite and Margaux. The Marquis decided to add his name to the chateau alongside the word Calon, the name of the small boats that once transferred timber down the Gironde. As well as changing the name of the estate he also placed a heart on the label of his wine, after he famously stated: "I make wine at Lafite and Latour but my heart belongs to Calon." The second wine, Marquis de Calon, is different as it is predominantly Merlot and aged in barrels, only a third of which are new. The production is much higher than the grand vin and it is produced from younger vines, released younger and can be seen as a good introduction to Calon-Segur.