Medium red-ruby. Redcurrant, smoke, pepper and tobacco leaf on the nose, with a hint of floral lift and a rustic leathery nuance. Quite dry, even austere, in the middle, with peppery acidity currently keeping the red fruit and smoke flavors under wraps. The slightly dry finish features a green edge. Seems distinctly clenched today; will this wine blossom with bottle aging?
Robert Parker 87
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits’ 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Calon Segur has a lovely ferrous bouquet that is just pure Saint Estèphe, maybe a little rustic in style, yet there is presence, impressive intensity and plenty of charm. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, not a complex Calon Segur, and you cannot escape the fact that it fades sharply towards the finish. That said, there is freshness in situ, and despite it feeling blocky and broad shouldered, it is the kind of off-vintage Claret that bistros and restaurants love. Drink now because I cannot foresee any improvement in bottle. Tasted February 2017.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026