A bishop by the name of Calon owned this property in the 12th century. Many years later its ownership was assumed by the de Ségur family, finally the Marquis de Ségur, who also owned Lafite and Latour. His comment was that although he made his wine at Lafite and Latour, his heart lay at Calon, hence the heart that appears on the label. This was a massive estate that included Phélan Ségur; Montrose was a wooded region within the estate. And, indeed, the de Ségur stable itself was massive, also latterly including Mouton. The modern era is all about the Gasqueton family who owned Calon from 1894 until 2012, when it was sold to Suravenir, as insurance company. Renovations are well underway; money is being spent. The future at Calon is bright indeed.
Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £1,280.62
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"The 1995 Calon-Segur was the vintage that raised the profile of this estate and heralded the start of the late Mme Gasqueton's era. At 20 years of age, it shows no signs of reaching the end of its plateau. Far from it. It has an endearing bouquet that still seems youthful: brambly red fruit, asphalt and a light marine influence. Allowing the wine to open, there is a subtle winegum scent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, impressive depth and backbone, the second half having mellowed in recent years, rendering this approachable; hints of secondary truffle and smoke notes emerging with aeration. It has been several years since I last tasted this wine, but it is one that seems to become more and more impressive with age. Robert Parker rightly lauded this Calon-Ségur at the time of release. Twenty years on, it is fulfilling all its promise. Tasted March 2015." Neal Martin
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