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    Chateau Calon-Segur 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

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    • WS93
    • RP91
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    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 113525

    Winemaker's Notes:

    60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Lovely berry, spice and leather aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with firm and silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A harmonious wine. Not quite what it was from barrel, but outstanding all the same. Racy Calon. Best after 2010.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Back when my bottle reports came out in 2003, I urged extreme patience for this wine, which is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. I projected a maturity curve of 2012-2040, but based on this tasting, I would say the wine needs another 5-6 years, so call it 2016-2040+. One of the most unyielding wines in my tastings of the 2000s, the wine still has a very healthy, deep, dark ruby color, and earthy hints of herbs, licorice, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied, the hard, elevated tannins give this wine a certain austerity, but its outstanding weight, richness, and that very classic style argue for further discipline. Forget this for another 3-4 years and drink it over the following three decades.
    Rating: 91+

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Full red-ruby. Musky aromas of tart red berries, smoke and meat, with a light medicinal nuance. Suave on entry, then rather tightly wound, even a bit youthfully dry. Fairly rich wine, but the redcurrant, smoke and spice flavors are presently dominated by solid underlying structure. Finishes firmly tannic, with sneaky persistence.
    Rating: 90(+?)

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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