Located in the most northern part of the Medoc, this third growth was owned by the Marquis de Ségur who commissioned the heart on the label to reflect his affection for Calon, even though he owned Lafite and Latour at the time. Chateau Calon-Ségur is a wonderful wine that age long and gracefully in true St Estephe style.
Blackcurrant and chocolate aromas, with hints of nuts. Medium bodied with good concentration of fruits and a smooth finish.
I suspect this 2001 will shut down (as most young Calon-Segurs do), although it appears more forward and evolved than the huge, backward, but totally dormant 2000. The plum/ruby-colored 2001 reveals aromas of damp earth, cranberries, cherries, herbs, and forest floor. While lighter than its older sibling, it is medium-bodied, elegant, and should emerge from its post-bottling sleep in 4-5 years, and drink well for 14-15. Think of it as a lighter-weight 1988 (one of the stars of the vintage)- 90 pts Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate