Robert Parker 94+ points. The 2010 is performing well,. With Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the
blend, the wine has a dense plum/purple color along with notes of
underbrush, black currants, plum, licorice, smoky charcuterie and some
roasted herbs in the background. Full-bodied, moderately tannic and set
for an extremely long life, this will not be a wine to please those
looking for immediate gratification. Rather, I would suspect this wine
will close down even further in bottle and, despite its full-bodied,
powerful, massive size, it will need at least a decade of cellaring
before it is accessible. This is another 2010 capable of lasting 35-50
This property has finally been sold to a syndicate
involving a number of different elements, but given the greatness of
this terroir, some fresh blood may ultimately push the quality of Calon
Segur right up there with the likes of Cos d’Estournel and Chateau
Montrose, the two reigning champions of this northern appellation.
Jancis Robinson 18 points. Extremely deep purple. Really racy and energetic on the nose (compared to Montrose..?) and with great saveur on the palate. The press wine is a little evident at the moment. Very racy and fine and terroir-driven. No added sweetness. Neat and long and very authentic. No extremes; no complexes; no obvious trying? Winemaker Vincent Millet worked at Ch Margaux eight years which gave him, he says, the technique of working the Cabernet Sauvignon to gentle effect. He felt he could add finesse to the tannins.