Marquis de Calon Segur
(Second label of Calon-Segur)
Varietal: 53% Cabernet sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot
Soil: A thick layer of gravel laid down during the Quaternary Period. Predominantly clay sub-soil from the Tertiary Period. At the summit of the gravel deposits, there is also a fine layer of clay of lacustrine origin.
Harvest: Hand picking. A first selection of grapes on the vine. Mechanical sorting of the grapes by vibration, followed by hand sorting.
Vinification: Temperature-controlled conical stainless-steel tanks. Maceration for 18-21 days
Aging: 17 months, 30% new barrels, fining with egg white
Tasting Notes: A spectacular cassis herb smoky meats bouquet is followed on the palate by relatively soft, forward tasting wine. Shockingly ready considering it’s a St Estephe! Displays good Cabernet-Sauvignon flavor, good fruit concentration, and modest tannins in finish. Delicious now, it will improve over the next 2-4 years.
2014 Vintage – WE: 93 points