The 2012 Calon Ségur, has an opaque ruby purple color, very sweet black raspberry, black cherry and currant fruit, underlying forest floor notes, wonderfully sweet tannin, surprising up-front opulence and beautiful purity, texture and length. This is an outstanding effort and a strong wine in 2012. Drink it over the next 20 years, as the acidity is quite low and the wine already approachable. This is a great little wine from Calon Segur that should have plenty of class and sophistication once in bottle.
This Chateau Calon Segur 2012 is a Cellar Selection. This red wine is firm and structured, this beautifully concentrated wine has plenty of the dark tannins that come out of Cabernet Sauvignon in Saint-Estèphe while allowing room for juicy fruit. The wood aging is still showing, giving some spice to the wine. At the end, it’s the density of the wine that’s so impressive. Drink from 2024.
96 points Wine Enthusiast
93 points James Suckling
93 points Wine Spectator