2006 Château Calon-Ségur (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

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Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Médoc, Red Wine, St. Estèphe

I opened this on Sunday night to go with a dinner of grilled lamb chops, and this really delivered. I liked this a touch better than even the Grand Puy Lacoste I tasted over the course of the prior two days. With a little more Merlot than the GPL, the Calon Segur comes across as more drinkable right now. Slightly fuller fruit, a touch softer, and although it shows cassis, there’s plenty of plum and cherry with some forest floor aromas. A slightly more rustic wine than the more elegant GPL. Although it is drinking great right now, I believe this is balanced and structured enough to be a 15-20 year wine without any issues. All in all, this was a pleasure to drink, and I am very glad I have two more bottles for the long haul. Recommended. 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot.

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