Château Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995 (1500ml)

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

It has taken a long time for this 95 Calon Segur to settle in. Finally, after two previous bottles. If you buy this producer, expect to wait 20 plus years for really good things with better vintages. While it’s very good, it has not revealed its best self. I think another 5-8 years before it peaks with another 15 years of good drinking ahead. Properly stored of course. This still needed a two hour decant to settle it earthiness & funk. The nose still reveals a fair amount of earth but, it has calmed. Classic Claret older nose. Ripe, candied & floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strewed strawberries, baked plum, macerated cherries, cooked rhubarb with hints of blueberries and raspberries softly over the top. Old tobacco, old, soft leather, limestone, dry stone, dark spice, nutmeg, vanillin, dry twig, graphite, dry crushed rocks, steeped fruit tea, forest floor, mushrooms, raspberry cola with withering to fresh, dark; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets. The body is round & leaner from age. It’s clean wire to wire. The structure, tension, balance and length are just starting to hit their stride. It is gloriously lush on the palate. Ripe, candied & floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strewed strawberries, baked plum, macerated cherries, cooked rhubarb with hints of blueberries and raspberries softly over the top. Old tobacco, old, soft leather, limestone, grey volcanics, dry stone, dark spice, nutmeg, vanillin, dark chocolate, some caramel, shades of black licorice, dry twig, graphite, sage, hint of cooked green pepper, sweet tarriness, dry crushed rocks, steeped fruit tea, forest floor, mushrooms, raspberry cola with withering to fresh, dark & candied; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets. The acidity is dead on. The long finish is; balanced fruit & earth, elegance that slides into persistent earth and dark spice with just the right amount of heat. Paired with New York Strip w/ Root Vegetables Tain, Cipollini, King Trumpet & Peppercorn Demi-glaze & Duck Fat Fries. Have yet to have anything but a very good meal @Compline Napa. As well, they have a very nice selection of reasonably priced wines in their retail shop. Owned & operated by Master Sommelier Matt Stamp & partner(s).

It has taken a long time for this 95 Calon Segur to settle in. Finally, after two previous bottles. If you buy this producer, expect to wait 20 plus years for really good things with better vintages. While it’s very good, it has not revealed its best self. I think another 5-8 years before it peaks with another 15 years of good drinking ahead. Properly stored of course. This still needed a two hour decant to settle it earthiness & funk. The nose still reveals a fair amount of earth but, it has calmed. Classic Claret older nose. Ripe, candied & floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strewed strawberries, baked plum, macerated cherries, cooked rhubarb with hints of blueberries and raspberries softly over the top. Old tobacco, old, soft leather, limestone, dry stone, dark spice, nutmeg, vanillin, dry twig, graphite, dry crushed rocks, steeped fruit tea, forest floor, mushrooms, raspberry cola with withering to fresh, dark; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets. The body is round & leaner from age. It’s clean wire to wire. The structure, tension, balance and length are just starting to hit their stride. It is gloriously lush on the palate. Ripe, candied & floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strewed strawberries, baked plum, macerated cherries, cooked rhubarb with hints of blueberries and raspberries softly over the top. Old tobacco, old, soft leather, limestone, grey volcanics, dry stone, dark spice, nutmeg, vanillin, dark chocolate, some caramel, shades of black licorice, dry twig, graphite, sage, hint of cooked green pepper, sweet tarriness, dry crushed rocks, steeped fruit tea, forest floor, mushrooms, raspberry cola with withering to fresh, dark & candied; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets. The acidity is dead on. The long finish is; balanced fruit & earth, elegance that slides into persistent earth and dark spice with just the right amount of heat. Paired with New York Strip w/ Root Vegetables Tain, Cipollini, King Trumpet & Peppercorn Demi-glaze & Duck Fat Fries. Have yet to have anything but a very good meal @Compline Napa. As well, they have a very nice selection of reasonably priced wines in their retail shop. Owned & operated by Master Sommelier Matt Stamp & partner(s).

9.4

Michael Herzog Delectable Pro

On the gradual ride down. Nice secondary fruit. Cranberry, tomato, cedar. Just lovely.

On the gradual ride down. Nice secondary fruit. Cranberry, tomato, cedar. Just lovely.

9.2

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Top of its game.

Top of its game.

9.5

Eduardo Bolaños Delectable Pro

Sommelier Terroni Downtown LA

Very gravelly

Very gravelly

8.8

Kirsten Alder Delectable Pro

Good wine, good food, good friends. Heaven.

Good wine, good food, good friends. Heaven.

9.6

Jake Hajer Delectable Pro

Tannins and sediment drop, but so fresh!

Tannins and sediment drop, but so fresh!

9.1

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Still ruby, not quite opaque. OK red currant nose, with sour cherries and saddle leather. Absent finish. This seems like it's either closed down, or it's missing fruit to match the strong acidity and tannic structure of the wine, or both. Even with 5 hrs of air, it didn't change much.

Still ruby, not quite opaque. OK red currant nose, with sour cherries and saddle leather. Absent finish. This seems like it's either closed down, or it's missing fruit to match the strong acidity and tannic structure of the wine, or both. Even with 5 hrs of air, it didn't change much.

9.0

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Dark cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, leather, dark earth, gravel. Soft and elegant but this 20 plus year old Bordeaux still needs another 10 plus years to hit its stride.

Dark cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, leather, dark earth, gravel. Soft and elegant but this 20 plus year old Bordeaux still needs another 10 plus years to hit its stride.

9.0

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Decanted for a couple of hours but needed a bit more because by the last drop it was even more beautiful. Loved it.

Decanted for a couple of hours but needed a bit more because by the last drop it was even more beautiful. Loved it.

9.3

Morgan Twain-Peterson Delectable Pro

Winemaker Bedrock Wine Co., Partner Under the Wire

Hitting its peak. Perfumed loveliness, #2 pencil shavings before getting a 780 on the writing section of the SAT's.

Hitting its peak. Perfumed loveliness, #2 pencil shavings before getting a 780 on the writing section of the SAT's.

9.5

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

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    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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