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Château Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night. This was my contribution. Someone else brought a ‘96 Calon Segur and it seemed to just be entering its drinking window, so needless to say, even at 13yrs old (with a 3hr decant), this was young. The nose was full of saddle leather, herbs de Provence and underripe red and black fruits. The palate showed bayleaf and cherry swisher sweets (a note I seem to get often with St Estephe wines with age). A touch thin at the front, full on the mid palate and tart and tannic in the finish. Tons of acidity here as well. Unless you’re double decanting for 6+ hours, I’d hold another 5 years.

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night. This was my contribution. Someone else brought a ‘96 Calon Segur and it seemed to just be entering its drinking window, so needless to say, even at 13yrs old (with a 3hr decant), this was young. The nose was full of saddle leather, herbs de Provence and underripe red and black fruits. The palate showed bayleaf and cherry swisher sweets (a note I seem to get often with St Estephe wines with age). A touch thin at the front, full on the mid palate and tart and tannic in the finish. Tons of acidity here as well. Unless you’re double decanting for 6+ hours, I’d hold another 5 years.

9.2

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Just kept getting better with each taste. The merlot softened and provided nice round and flush flavors.

Just kept getting better with each taste. The merlot softened and provided nice round and flush flavors.

9.3

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Simply delicious, elegant for such a young St. Estephe #propertanninMGMT

Simply delicious, elegant for such a young St. Estephe #propertanninMGMT

9.0

Michael Heintz Delectable Pro

Ok but not killing me-more earthy and coarse than I had hoped for

Ok but not killing me-more earthy and coarse than I had hoped for

8.8

Mike Hartz

Best wine of the night, classic smooth Medoc

Best wine of the night, classic smooth Medoc

9.4

Shuji Yanada

エレガントだが、まだ少しタンニン強く、飲み頃はまだ先。

エレガントだが、まだ少しタンニン強く、飲み頃はまだ先。

9.0

Petr Jonak

Decanter FWE 2013

Decanter FWE 2013

9.0

Viktor Okasmaa

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

9.3

Tomo F

First of the several 2006 vintage bottles. Drinking well but should probably wait for several years. 2 hours after bottle opening, aroma still closed a bit. But very beautiful

First of the several 2006 vintage bottles. Drinking well but should probably wait for several years. 2 hours after bottle opening, aroma still closed a bit. But very beautiful

9.1

Don Pople

Smokey, cigar box, cedar and cassis. Hints of tapenade and chacuterie. Tannins fine and silky. Some hardness from acidity. Slightly lacking in fruit weight. Drink sooner rather than later.

Smokey, cigar box, cedar and cassis. Hints of tapenade and chacuterie. Tannins fine and silky. Some hardness from acidity. Slightly lacking in fruit weight. Drink sooner rather than later.

8.1

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

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