1988 Calon Segur

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Average critic rating : 89.67 points



The 1988 Calon-Segur outshines both wines from the more heralded vintages of 1989 and 1990. Deeply colored, superbly balanced, rich and full bodied, it appears to be a worthy candidate for another 15-20 years of longevity. It is a classic example of this chateau's wine - cedary, very fragrant, with plenty of sweet red and black currant fruit. I should also note that it is surprisingly powerful for the vintage. It gets my nod as the finest Calon-Segur between 1982 and 1995. Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. Last tasted, 6/97. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1



Extremely concentrated and intense in flavor, and very firmly structured with tannins. Fruity enough for the flavor to last on the finish, where a touch of leather makes it rustic. – Wine Spectator 1991



Magnum.Wonderfully deep crimson. Nose opened out in the glass. Very correct St Estèphe but with a tinge of rusty nails on the finish. Not too tannic but very, very firm. Definite mineral notes plus exceptionally ripe black fruits. This still has a way to go and has none of the awkwardness of some 1988s.www.jancisrobinson.com, 09 Dec 2001

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Calon Segur 1988
+£670.19     (+186.68%) Latest price:  £1,029.19
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