Marquis de Calon, St-Estèphe, 2016

Marquis de Calon, St-Estèphe, 2016
Wine Specs
appellation
Bordeaux
bottle size
750 ml
vintage
2016
In Stock
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$47.99
/ unit
6016080

Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - St Estephe - 91 Pts Decanter

Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019

A beautifully vibrant violet colour with tight, sappy, dark fruits that grip right through the palate. This is a beautifully mouthwatering second wine from 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 30% new oak for 17 months. The young vines suffered somewhat in 2016 with the drought, and many that were blended into the grand vin in 2015 (70% Merlot) did not make it in 2016.

Decanter 91 Points

WINE PROFILE
Tasting Notes
A beautifully vibrant violet colour with tight, sappy, dark fruits that grip right through the palate. This is a beautifully mouthwatering second wine from 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 30% new oak for 17 months. The young vines suffered somewhat in 2016 with the drought, and many that were blended into the grand vin in 2015 (70% Merlot) did not make it in 2016. 91 Points Decanter
Ratings
This is a beautiful wine. Stylish and elegant, it has structure while at the same time impressive fruitiness. The velvety tannins go with the crisp black-currant fruits. It will certainly age well and should be drinkable from 2026. 95 Points Wine Enthusiast
Awards
Dark berry, tar and stone character. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Balance and intensity. Very pretty density. Pretty fruit. Second wine of Calon. 93 Points James Suckling