Calon Segur 2001-Magnum (RP91)
Sales price HK$1,880
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.