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1959_Chateau_Calon_Segur

Château Calon Segur Saint Estephe 1959 75cl

SKU: 50795
A rare bottle of this classified growth Saint Estephe, 3eme Cru Classe (third growth). 1959 was an exceptional vintage for Bordeaux making this a great gift for a wine aficionado.
£350.00
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  • Country
    France
  • Grape Variety
    Bordeaux Blend
  • Colour
    Red
  • Drink Style
    Dry
  • Region Area
    Bordeaux : Saint Estèphe
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  • Condition

    In excellent condition with the level at very high shoulder and great label for the age (as shown).

    About

    As a third growth, Chateau Calon Segur enjoys the same status as Chateau Palmer, Lagrange and other highly regarded Bordeaux. Calon Segur however, is one of the oldest wineries with wine making traced back to the 12th century and the name Calon dating back to Roman times. The current estate was built in the 18th century by Nicolas Alexandre, the Marquis de Segur who, at the time, also owned Chateau Latour, Lafite and Mouton Rothschild. He said that, 'I make wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is at Calon'. In 1894, Calon Segur was sold to the Gasqueton family who ran it as a family business until 2012 when it was sold to Suravenir, a subsidiary of Credit Mutuel.

    With magnificent walled vineyards and 55 hectares of prime 'terroir', Calon Segur focusses on Cabernet Sauvignon as its principal variety. This, together with Merlot and small amount of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is used in the blend, with the percentage of each varying from one vintage to the next. Only around 80,000 bottles are produced each year and with the focus on quality, the grapes are picked by hand and the wine is aged in oak barrels and fined (filtered) with egg whites. Discovered by Benedictine monks, egg whites are a natural fining agent. They are poured into the barrel where they form a covering over the surface of the wine which gradually sinks taking any residue from the grapes with it to form a natural sediment at the bottom of the barrel.

    Our Views

    1959 was a superb vintage in Bordeaux and with wine critic, Robert Parker awarding the older vintages of Calon Segur almost indecently high scores, we have no hesitation recommending this 1959 vintage.

    More Vintages

    Browse through the rest of our 1959 vintage wines, or see the complete listing of available vintages by year.

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