Calon-Ségur 1983 - Saint-Estephe
82 RP Points
Low neck level
Label stained / worn / slightly torn
Château Calon-Ségur has one of the most beautiful historical among the Bordeaux Castles. He was indeed the favorite of the Marquis de Ségur who, although owning small other rather pleasant estates like Mouton, Lafite and Latour (just that), preferred Calon. Hence the very famous phrase "I make my wine in Lafite and Latour, but my heart belongs to Calon".
Vintage 1983 tasted in January 2021: When handling bottles all day long, there comes a time when there is a risk of breaking one. This was the case with this cuvée. Fortunately, we had had time to protect it with plastic wrap. We were therefore able to recover the precious beverage before it spilled onto the ground.
Regarding the tasting (because actually it's what interests you): It is surprisingly lively, the tannins are completely melted but the structure is there. The aromas of crushed fresh fruit, especially strawberries, dominate. A surprising bottle for this little-regarded vintage.
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