Wah, finally a Bordeaux... Up till this stage, we were kinda wondering if any ('cept for the big "P") would appear in the line-up at all... Smoke, earth and tobacco on the nose. Dark-red fruits with some tar on the palate. A nice interlude at this juncture amongst the rest of the line-ups...
A Night of Old Bordeaux at Latour Restaurant, Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, NJ - What an opening wine. Simply a superb bottle showing a beautiful balance between still fairly fresh dark black fruits and mature flavors of smoky minerals, dark spices and a hint of char. There is also a slightly green funky tobacco note that I often find in this wine but here it adds to the complexity on the finish. Seemingly drunk at its apogee tonight. Linear, balanced, sharply focused and clearly the best Calon Segur I've ever tasted. Wow!
Very much a different bottle from two months ago, with this bottle being both younger and more vibrant but also clearly displaying more depth and complexity on both the nose and palate. Blackberry and deep funk on the nose. Wood smoke, bell pepper, light tar, dark dry earth and mushroom on the nose. Red plum and red cherry are most notable on the palate with light tar across the midpalate and a smokey backpalate. 45 minute decant. Difficult to imagine that there are better bottles of this remaining. Consumed with mushrooms and egg.
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(Château Calon-Ségur) Medium bricked red color with pale meniscus; mature, tart raspberry, cigar box, tobacco, herbaceous nose; lovely, poised, tart cassis, subtle tobacco, cigar box palate with solid tannic backbone; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.
(Château Calon-Ségur) Medium dark bricked violet red color with pale meniscus; mature, maderized, Worcestershire sauce, beef bouillon nose; oxidized, beef bouillon, leather, brown sauce palate; medium finish
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