2020 Marquis de Calon (St-Estephe)

St-Estephe, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
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93 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, May 2021
86-88 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2021
89-91 points, Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com, May 2021 16.5 points, James Lawther MW, jancisrobinson.com, April 2021
89-91 points, Michael Schuster, W
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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

Another strong wine in the Calon-Ségur stable this year, showing depth and clarity of flavour. No getting around the concentration in the tannins, well balanced by brambled berry fruits and the St-Estèphe feeling of confident power. After an extremely dry July, here they saw 45mm of rain in three days in August, followed by another stretch of no rain from 15 August to 21st September. Helps explain the low 33hl/ha yields. 30% new barrels. 3.7pH. 93 points

Neal Martin

The 2020 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur offers blackberry, briary, brown spices and undergrowth on its backward nose that demanded 30 minutes in the glass to really open. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly angular opening. There is good acidity here, with a touch of herbaceousness developing on the finish that is a little abrupt. 86-88 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

The 2020 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, with an alcohol of 14.6%. It is aging for an anticipated 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Deep purple-black in color, it bursts from the glass with bombastic scents of stewed black plums, crème de cassis and blueberry pie with nuances of violets and licorice, plus a waft of menthol. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of juicy black fruits with plush tannins and just enough freshness, finishing spicy. This is a very different style from the grand vin (Calon-Ségur), but also very delicious. 89-91 points

James Lawther MW

A touch more Merlot this year so slightly sweeter and initially a plummy, red-fruit profile, although the dark fruit comes through later. Round and full on the mid palate then with more length on the finish. Alcohol shows a tad. 16.5 points

Michael Schuster

“Cool” and fine, and gently mineral to smell, full (you sense the warmth gently), fresh in acidity, finely dry in tannin; a lovely “non-excessive” hot-year balance; restrained, flowing from its 50% Merlot, otherwise quite classic in profile, moderately complex, sweet and gently juicy, with a surprising finesse, and fine light length. Easy and satisfying. Drink 2025–37+. 89–91 points

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