Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1996Château Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1996
9.2 out of 10 based on 99 user ratings.

Château Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

9.299 ratings on Delectable
$109

The 1996 may not be as profound as I had predicted from cask, but it is an exceptional wine. Dark ruby-colored, with a complex nose of dried herbs, Asian spices, and black cherry jam intermixed with cassis, it possesses outstanding purity, and considerable tannin in the finish. This classic, medium to full-bodied, traditionally made wine improves dramatically with airing, suggesting it will have a very long life. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2028. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Issei Chiba

Textbook Bordeaux! With 20yrs of age comes lots of secondary flavors: tobacco, olives, soil, and green pepper. A red current note still holds the wine to be pleasurable with velvet tannins.

Textbook Bordeaux! With 20yrs of age comes lots of secondary flavors: tobacco, olives, soil, and green pepper. A red current note still holds the wine to be pleasurable with velvet tannins.

9.3

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Entering a nice drinking window with plenty of life ahead.

Entering a nice drinking window with plenty of life ahead.

9.2

Brian Slanovich Delectable Pro

Decanted, slight sediment. Round and still fairly dark in color (less orange than expected) lighter fruit, vegetal and long finish.

Decanted, slight sediment. Round and still fairly dark in color (less orange than expected) lighter fruit, vegetal and long finish.

9.0

BurgundyFan Delectable Pro

Great flavors but it lacked some structure

Great flavors but it lacked some structure

9.2

Paul Roberts Delectable Pro

Great traditional BORDEAUX- thank you London!!!

Great traditional BORDEAUX- thank you London!!!

9.0

BurgundyFan Delectable Pro

Started well, nice flavors but lost something with time and contact with air

Started well, nice flavors but lost something with time and contact with air

9.0

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Red currant, cedar, tobacco, bit of (good) green pepper. Structured with lots of time left. Delicious!

Red currant, cedar, tobacco, bit of (good) green pepper. Structured with lots of time left. Delicious!

9.3

Jose Lopez Delectable Pro

A little prune-y soft with delicate tannins. Thought it would still be a monster but was light with just the right acid on the end.

A little prune-y soft with delicate tannins. Thought it would still be a monster but was light with just the right acid on the end.

9.1

Troy Kinser Delectable Pro

Nice prune and mint. It's time to drink now without losing fruit; a bit dried out on the tongue and reserved.

Nice prune and mint. It's time to drink now without losing fruit; a bit dried out on the tongue and reserved.

8.5

Riddley Walker

В носе мел, проблеск кремня, кедр, подлесок, сухие ягоды, легкий грибной тон. Во вкусе вступают чёрная и красная смородина, сушёная вишня, баклажан, тушёный перец, мята, табак. Акцент на каберне. Зрело и сбалансированно, уверенно, грациозно, тонко и почти свежо. В почтенном, но красивом возрасте, с ясным умом и твёрдой памятью.

В носе мел, проблеск кремня, кедр, подлесок, сухие ягоды, легкий грибной тон. Во вкусе вступают чёрная и красная смородина, сушёная вишня, баклажан, тушёный перец, мята, табак. Акцент на каберне. Зрело и сбалансированно, уверенно, грациозно, тонко и почти свежо. В почтенном, но красивом возрасте, с ясным умом и твёрдой памятью.

9.3