Château Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe (Grand Cru Classé) 1998
Chateau Calon-Segur, the most northerly of all the Medoc Grand-Crus Classes, is the chateau with a heart on its label. That is because the former owner, Marquis de Segur, though he owned such Estates as Lafite and Latour, he declared "My heart belongs to Calon".
For the last century, it has been owned by the Gasqueton family. Calon-Segur's 74-hectare vineyard, which is partly enclosed by a wall, is located just to the north of the village of St-Estephe.
The wines are fermented for 3 weeks in enamel-lined steel vats and are then matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 18 months.
Calon-Segur produces meaty and concentrated wines displaying excellent depth of fruit and superb length.
56% Cabernet sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot.