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Calon Segur 2001-Magnum (RP91)

Sales price HK$1,880
Sales price HK$1,692
Product Code:

001920

Category:

Vintage:

2001

Appellation:

Saint Estephe

Format:

1500

Region:

Bordeaux Red

Country:

France

Rating:

RP91

Approximately 65% of the crop made it into the 2001 Calon-Segur, which is a standard blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Half the crop enjoyed malolactic in barrel and half in tank. Although this is a richer effort than the 1999 as well as 1998, it falls short of the profound 2000. The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 exhibits a sweet nose of mulberries, cherries, dried herbs, earth, and licorice, a sweet attack, ripe tannin, good definition, and a medium-bodied, long finish with impressive purity. If this St.-Estephe fleshes out, it will merit an outstanding score, but it is lighter and less dense than the 2000.
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