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: £1,652.14
"Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs just a little coaxing before it reveals seductive notes of baked cherries, warm cassis, licorice and smoked meats with nuances of hoisin, camphor, Chinese five spice and dried roses with a waft of cardamom. Full-bodied and completely packed with concentrated black fruit and spice layers, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and a wicked backbone of freshness giving an energetic lift to the very long finish. There's lots of brightness coming from the Cabernet Franc component in here, but it is nonetheless a decadent expression." Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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