Truffle, smoke, Asian spice, Cuban cigar, earth, cassis, cherry and stone scents are easy to spot. In the mouth, the wine is soft, elegant, and almost exotic. Slightly past fully mature years ago, I imagine this was sublime about a decade ago. Calon Segur is not a wine I have been fond of over the years. After tasting two fully mature examples this year, the 1949 and now the 1953, I need to rethink my opinion on the wine.
Seriously beautiful and enjoyable mature claret. Everything is fully resolved but still in balance, creating a wine that velvety in texture and sweet. Notes of mocha, chocolate, spices and a bit of tobacco. A real treat!
First bottle from a case. Bordeaux-bottled by Barriere Freres. Lowish midshoulder ullage. This is my recollection the next morning. Cork fell straight into the bottle, happily in one piece. Decanted just before drinking as a result. Very lively strawberry colour. Delicious, delicate, wild strawberry fruit, still quite lively but fades away quickly. Not the most profound wine, but a lovely experience.
The color looked great, a crystal clear aged Bordeaux, with some expected bricking at the edge. A full nose of red and dark berries and cherries, cedar, spice, pepper and cola was followed by wonderful mouth feel, tannins fully smoothed out, nicely concentrated fruit, a certain peppery tone, and a long, well-balanced finish.
Had this at Bern's in Tampa...last bottle in the cellar. Bottle was in very good shape, cork showed it's age and broke in 2 coming out but was fine. Color was still great for it's age showing only moderate bricking on edge. This showed of sweet berries, delicate,silky, with a long finish. This was decanted and let breathe in glass for about 15 minutes till it really started to show. Still showing very good fruit with tannins obviously fully integrated. This showed extremely well but I would have to wonder how this showed 10 years ago....would of loved to of had a bottle of this earlier in it's life to compare to. Amazing to drink old Bordeaux like this.