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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Chateau Calon-Segur (scuffed labels) 2003
Chateau Calon-Segur (scuffed labels) 2003
(search item no. 90673)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Bottled in July, 2005, the saturated ruby/purple-colored 2003 exhibits a tightly-knit, but promising nose of mulberries, blackberries, cherries, and hints of new oak and truffles. This 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot blend possesses a gorgeous texture as well as an expansive, exotic softness, and 13% alcohol (according to the proprietor, Madame Denise Gasqueton). Generous and rich, this high class, full-bodied wine will undoubtedly be more approachable than its closest spiritual sibling, the 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
94 Points

"Loads of crushed berries, with mineral, lightly toasted oak and licorice. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is the sleeper of the vintage. Best after 2010."
Wine Spectator
95 Points

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About Chateau Calon-Segur:

The community of Saint-Estèphe has it roots in the Gallo-Roman origins of this château. Château Calon-Ségur was the first wine estate in the commune and is classified as a Troisième Cru Classé. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It is matured in wood for 18 months, with 50 percent new oak.