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 Vintage1982 Label 1 of 140 
ProducerChâteau Calon-Ségur (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationSt. Estèphe
UPC Code(s)616773324016

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2028 (based on 32 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Calon Segur on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.2 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 174 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by rwilk_2000 on 7/8/2015 & rated 92 points: Fully matured and ready for consumption. Slight bricking, little tannin and secondary features apparent. Drink now or in next 3 yrs. not improving at this point. Very good wine. (459 views)
 Tasted by hman888 on 6/27/2015 & rated 93 points: We opened this during the second half of a pretty big wine dinner. This came after the 85 Las Cases, and was edged out by that wine. Slightly moldy on the top of the cork, which was about 70 percent soaked through. We managed to get the cork out, and decanted briefly before pouring.

The color was garnet, with clear signs of bricking on the rim. The wine is full mature, and probably just past its prime. The nose was dominated by red fruit, and a sweetness that overpowered any sense of earth. There were also inviting floral tones.

On the palate this was all about fruit and acidity. Tannins have melted away, and this is drinking very smoothly. Decent finish, and we polished off the bottle very quickly.

If you have any left, I would drink it now. This wine is fully mature, at least the bottle we had, and is drinking really beautifully. (296 views)
 Tasted by conviction buy on 6/22/2015 & rated 91 points: Garnet with bricking rims after more than an hour of bt breathing. Typical aged bdx nose, leather, tobacco, some peppery nose too after the fruit. More acidity driven in mouth, but sufficient complexity of fruit helped. Tannin resolved though slightly dusty. More oak spice at the finishing. (675 views)
 Tasted by chablis28 on 6/10/2015 & rated 93 points: For me this wine has peaked and perhaps now slightly past peak. Lovely aged BDX none the less and happy to drink it. Most of table mates preferred it over the 95. Two great btls side by side. This one was all resolved tertiary flavors. I enjoyed both vintages but slight edge to the 95. (1028 views)
 Tasted by tinybubbles on 6/5/2015 & rated 93 points: Black cherry, black currant, white pepper, dry tobacco on the nose. On the palate the fruit is dominant with faint truffle, clove, black pepper and earth. 93+ (512 views)
 Tasted by GregRosen on 5/24/2015 & rated 95 points: Delicious! Popped and poured and drank way too quickly! Glad to know another bottle is waiting! (898 views)
 Tasted by Bob H on 5/8/2015: I apparently had a bottle of this last December that I liked, but at this point have no recollection. The cork on this particular bottle was faulty, and after failing to get it out in one piece, I was forced to immediately decant the wine.

Color is still translucent ruby, but a shade or two darker than the '86. Great nose - fruit, smoke, wood scents - quite complex on the nose.

Smoother and more well-integrated on the palate than the '86, but on opening I'm not sure it's any more interesting. A lot more weight/presence, though. We'll see about "final grades" later tonight. (1125 views)
 Tasted by mrstinky on 4/15/2015 & rated 94 points: Why we drink bordeaux. Fully mature, with a whole lot going on from the moment we pooped the cork till the last drop was gone. (1183 views)
 Tasted by paulst on 3/14/2015 & rated 94 points: Classic mature Bordeaux; rubber and tar and leather; earthy blackberry; structured with great finish. (1418 views)
 Tasted by paulst on 3/8/2015 & rated 93 points: Cedar with sweet light blackberry; fully integrated tannins; mature; sweet balanced but light on fruit finish. (1378 views)
 Tasted by Robwild on 12/31/2014 & rated 93 points: Smooth, savory and well balanced. Oak and leather, with some cherry. medium tannins, with good finish. Starting to tire a bit. Drink Up. (1919 views)
 Tasted by LW31 on 12/24/2014 & rated 96 points: Superb showing. Rich, full, charming umami notes and black fruits. Perfect with roast beef. Didn't need decant, Just 30+ min open. (1841 views)
 Tasted by Le croque bouchon on 12/20/2014 & rated 96 points: Robe brique et orangée. Au nez, le cabernet sauvignon est évident, cuir, vieux livre(?). Gouté après 30 minutes décanté, complexe, tannins fins et présents, belle longueur, encore du fruit, pomme brunie (oxydation), boisé léger. Bu sur 3hrs, le vin a changé constamment, très smooth... Très beau vin complexe qui a encore de la vie devant lui. De la collection Champlain Charest (bouchon imbibé, mais sans être mou).
Brick and orange. Nose shows obvious cabernet sauvignon, leather, old books (?). After 30 min decanted, complex, fine tannins, nice length, still has fruit, some browned apple (oxydation), light wood notes. Drank over 3hrs, changed constantly, so smooth... Very beautiful complex wine with still some life ahead. From Champlain Charest collection (somewhat wet cork, but not soft). (1754 views)
 Tasted by Bob H on 12/15/2014: Opened for dinner on Friday night, so this glass is about 72 hours after the cork was originally pulled. Color is still a murky ruby at the core, lightening out to translucence on the rim. Lovely nose with blackberry, tobacco/smoke accents and iron.

No hard edges on the palate, ripe red & black fruits, perfectly mature Bordeaux that it a pleasure to drink right now. (1727 views)
 Tasted by julius111 on 10/10/2014 & rated 92 points: Aromes de cerise transformée, tabac et espresso. A gardé un bel équilibre, tout en puissance encore à cet âge vénérable.
Ne pas attendre par contre si vous des bouteilles de ce lot (champlain charest), car le bouchon est imbibé (2482 views)
 Tasted by liber on 9/26/2014 & rated 96 points: 32 of 36 bottles, ullaged mid shoulder, decanted one hour, consistent fine notes with references to spiced baked fruit - this bottle the best yet, mid red, brown rimmed, lightening, engaging rich nose, fruit fresher than previous bottles and less baked, touch of caramel and chocolate, lovely mouthfeel, very long, sweet fruit, complex, balance seems to be improving, no rush to drink. Very fine plus (19/20). (2038 views)
 Tasted by Christoffer S on 9/20/2014 flawed bottle: Rød med begynnende oransje kant. Lagringsaromaer med fiken i kirsebær og noe pepper. Litt alkohol. Enorme tanninger. Noe fiken og lagring. Flasken taper seg raskt, og helles ut. Flawed! (1829 views)
 Tasted by Robwild on 9/4/2014 & rated 95 points: Full and fruit nose. Deep ruby color. Soft, supple and balanced. Bold tannins. Oak, leather and Casis. A wonderful, rich Beaudax. A true delight (2166 views)
 Tasted by AWBryce on 8/17/2014 & rated 93 points: Vegetal, tons of baking spices and some meat on a gorgeous nose.

Still very much alive with resolved tannins and acidity that kept everything in balance. Great finish, a real treat. (2476 views)
 Tasted by slywka7 on 5/24/2014 & rated 92 points: Aged Bordeaux, Cali Cabs and more with the Benchmark Wine Group in Greenwich (The Ginger Man in Greenwich, CT): Poured out of a decanter but not sure how long it was in there. This had some nice fruit on it, especially the nose but definitely mixed in some mature notes. Got some nice notes of dried cherry, herb, mushroom, espresso and plum. Tough to really follow up the 82 La Mission but this held up honorably. Must have been a well stored bottle. Believe this still has a while to go. (3126 views)
 Tasted by KR66 on 5/11/2014 & rated 93 points: Characteristic 1982-portish nose, full of sweet and creamy ripe fruits, touch of herbs, some toffees, satin textured and balanced. Dense colour. There is still a tannic CS-core, usually promising a long future. But considering that body and finish are extremely lovely but only of middle (+)-length/intensity, this wine maybe starts drying out? On the other hand, the broad range of rating-points at CT and RP (94-99; Neal Martin 91) may indicate some bottle variations. Two more bottles from different sources availabe, so I will check again. Decanted 3 hrs before, back into cleaned bottle and drunk within 2 more hours. (2952 views)
 Tasted by d'Artagnan on 5/9/2014 & rated 92 points: "Dégustation de la quille qu'on ne veut pas sortir, à moins que ..." (Restaurant Chez Christophe): Un nez de terre et de truffes, suave, qui n’emmenait en rive droite. La bouche est bien droite, il montre encore une bonne vigueur et de la finesse. J'aurais aimé un peu plus de chair, mais je chipote. C'est un très beau vin de style classique, à maturité. (3051 views)
 Tasted by damo2576 on 3/7/2014: Note: Not rated as part of a enomatic tasting where many wines tasted odd - unsure on storage
Almost grainy brown fading to rim. Medium (+) intensity nose, almost port like, sweet nose. Medium body, not much fruit left, medium (-) tannins integrated smooth, massive finish. Probably past best. (3310 views)
 Tasted by BFG on 2/16/2014 & rated 93 points: This was out of a 375ml. Double decanted 2 hours before serving, it initially had some mustiness on the nose that slowly dissipated, revealing a classic Bordeaux aroma -- although a bit subdued. The palate was lovely, the tannins fully resolved but the fruit still present. This particular bottle may have been perhaps slightly past its peak, but still providing lots of enjoyment. (3127 views)
 Tasted by Claret & CdP Gang on 2/10/2014 & rated 95 points: Color: medium red with orange rim
Nose: old cupboard, mushrooms, big, old style, I like this nose, this will last another 2 decades, iN my opinion the biggest nose of the night

Palate: oh my my absolutely delicious, an Old school Bordeaux, still big fruits on the background but in its prime now, lovely mature Bordeaux, my WOTN followed closely by the 99 Rayas. We also had the 2000 Calon which was delicious as well but still young & of course a more modern style. (2457 views)
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Château Calon-Ségur: Changes Stirring at this Great St. Estèphe Estate
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By John Gilman
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (12/9/2001)
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By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, 1982 Bordeaux in Hong Kong (5/31/2012)
(Calon Segur) The 1982 Calon Segur was also quite popular amongst the crowd due to its ready, willing and able nature. Its nose was open and brothy with yeast, game and nut aromas. The palate was tasty and gamy, a bit more jammy than the others with lots of cherry flavors. The minerals and slate came out, and the finish strengthened (93).  93 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, 1982 Bordeaux Retrospective at Age 25 (5/20/2007)
(Calon Segur) St. Estephe was next in line, beginning with an excellent 1982 Calon Segur (sourced from Chateau), which had a great nose. There was excellent t ‘n a, chocolate, cassis and blackberry in this singing wine. It also had edge, spice and perfectly singed beef aromas. I was loving this wine. In the mouth, there were peanut flavors and solid t ‘n a to this long and minerally wine, but the nose was so exciting that the palate seemed almost a touch disappointing. Cassis and olive flavors came out in this still excellent wine  94 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (12/11/2004)
(Château Calon-Ségur) Lovely mature, leather, mushroom nose; tasty, mature, tart plum, gravel, leather palate; long finish  94 points
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Vins du Médoc (Conseil des Vins du Médoc) - Read More about the Medoc
The eight precisely defined appellations of the whole of the Médoc (from Blanquefort Brook to the north of the Bordeaux built-up area, almost to the Pointe de Grave) may claim the Médoc appellation. But there is also a specific territory in the north of the peninsula which produces exclusively wines with this appellation. In the great majority, the Médocs come from the north of the peninsula. The great individuality of this region is that the number of vines has increased more recently here than elsewhere, apart from a few isolated spots where vines have grown for many years. Today, the size of the small estate has brought about the development of a powerful co-operative movement. Four co-operatives out of five belong to the group called Unimédoc which ensures aging, bottling and marketing a large proportion of their wines.

St. Estèphe

Read more about St. Estephe and its wines Whereas the first activity recorded in Saint-Estèphe goes back as far as the Middle Bronze Age, the first vines date from the Roman Occupation. But it was the Bordeaux merchants who by aging and selling Saint-Estèphe wines themselves were largely responsible for this appellation's fame. And in the nineteenth century, noted for its prosperity, the great estates of today were created. The movement continues today with the merging of small estates.

A land of great wines, Saint-Estèphe is situated almost in the centre of the Médoc, close to the Gironde Estuary. The appellation is equidistant from Bordeaux and the Pointe de Grave.
The beds of soil are characterized by their remarkable diversity, the result of their undulating relief and excellent drainage. Quartz and well-rounded pebbles mingled with light, sandy surface soil are found everywhere, giving the wines a distinctive finesse. And the subsoil is made up of the famous Saint-Estèphe limestone, which outcrops on the west of the commune.

Thanks to ideal conditions of climate and geology, Saint-Estèphe wines are characterized by their sturdy qualities and robust constitution. Accordingly, they can be laid down for a very long time while yet preserving their youth and freshness. Distinguished by a subsoil which is more clayey than that in the other communal appellations which lie by the river, the wine here attains a distinctive individuality : a very rich tannic structure, a fine deep red colour and an exceptional backbone with aromas of great finesse.

Production conditions (Decree dated September 11, 1936):

In order to have the right to the Saint-Estèphe appellation of controlled origin, red wines must:
- come from the communes of Saint-Estèphe, "excluding any parcels in that area which are situated on recent alluvium and sand on impermeable subsoils",
- satisfy precise production conditions : grape-varieties (Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, Carmenère, Merlot Noir, Petit Verdot, Cot or Malbec), minimum of sugar (178 grammes - 6.27 oz. - per litre of must) degree (an acquired 10°5) base yield (45 hectolitres per hectare).

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