The 2007 Chateau Calon Segur wine has a lovely ferrous bouquet that is just pure Saint Estèphe, maybe a little rustic in style, yet there is presence, impressive intensity and plenty of charm. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, not a complex Calon Segur wine. This 2007 Chateau Calon Segur is the kind of off-vintage Claret that bistros and restaurants love.
The Chateau Calon Segur is the oldest of the leading Saint Estephe. In the 18th century, the house belonged to the famous Marquis de Ségur and while he proprietor of Lafite and Latour, it was always said that his heart was at Calon. That is why we still see a heart shape on the labels. The 2007 Cabernet dominated blend from the northern Médoc is one of purity and austerity. One for the short term cellar to see it at its best.