Calon Segur 2005
Tasting Notes and Scores
A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the totally closed 2005 Calon Segur is one of those traditionally made, backstrapping, uncompromising Bordeaux that will last 30-40 or more years. Its dense ruby color with purple nuances is followed by a nose that reluctantly offers up scents of damp earth, wood smoke, black cherries, cassis, and an exotic Asian spice character. The wine is formidably endowed and broodingly tannic, with noticeable acidity and a structured, nearly impenetrable mouthfeel. Nevertheless, it is easy to sense the weight, extract, and richness in this pure, deep wine. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)
The Château Calon-Ségur 2005 is beautifully refined on the nose with blackberry, raspberry, iron rust and sage on the nose that is very focused and gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins so that if feels, tightly wound with an insistent but not oppressive grip. It feels almost impenetrable on the broody, introspective finish, a wine that clearly needs another decade in bottle to mellow and become accessible. I find this more impressive more than pleasurable at the moment.
– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015
Dark red, fine cedary nose, still quite closed; elegant balance of ripe fruit, crisp acidity, fine firm tannin; delicious fruit core within a long term, finely tannic texture; a lovely core sweetness, alongside a ripe red fruit scent and fragrance, gently Médoc minerally, subtle and complex within the overall firmness, and with great fruit length. Very fine long term Calon. 2022-40