I have had four bottles now of the 1943 Chateau Calon-Segur from the same case and each has been terrific, this one was no exception. It too was a wine of exquisite balance and quite complete. It had a complex nose of leather, tar, earth, cigar box, sweet meats and compost. It was sweet and full in the mouth with supple tannins and a sensual texture. The structural elements are just starting to fade but the wine still has good posture and freshness.
I bought a few of these and every one has been brilliant. Fresh aromas of cassis, sweet earth, cedar, mushroom and leather. Generous and full in the mouth with a light creamy feel and flavours that fill every crevice of the mouth. It is harmonious and complete and ethereal, offering up all sorts of subtle and delicate nuances with every sip.
Quite fresh in its appearance with some bricking around the rim. It smells of sweet cedar, freshly tilled earth, cigar box, smoke, game and fruit. It gains perceptible depth in the glass and there is good intensity of black cherry fruit that is quite creamy against the gums. There’s a thread of liquorice running through the flavour profile and plenty of savoury nuance. It is a wine of strength with acid and tannins still giving posture and support. A complex, cerebral wine that got better with every sip.
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(Calon Segur) The reds started with a classy and classic 1943 Calon Segur (91). Aromas and flavors of earth, cedar, tobacco and cassis came together in this smooth, polished and easy wine. Some violets emerged with time (91).
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