A beautiful ruby red dress. The nose expresses beautiful aromas of underbrush, vanilla and spices. The palate is round, balanced and presents delicate tannins. The finish is beautifully wooded and structured.
I suspect this 2001 will shut down (as most young Calon-Segurs do), although it appears more forward and evolved than the huge, backward, but totally dormant 2000. The plum/ruby-colored 2001 reveals aromas of damp earth, cranberries, cherries, herbs, and forest floor. While lighter than its older sibling, it is medium-bodied, elegant. Think of it as a lighter-weight 1988 (one of the stars of the vintage).
It is a big, rich, tannic, structured, dense ruby/purple-tinged wine offering a sweet kiss of creme de cassis, loamy soil, and spice box. Remarkably, despite the use of 100% new oak because of the 2009's power and intensity, there is not a hint of wood in either the aromatic or flavor profile.
The result is the expression of the minerality and the typicity of the limestone terroir in this cuvée which produces a balanced wine, elegant, full of freshness . A beautiful red dress, intense aromas of red and black fruits, light notes of pepper and woody, fine silky tannins reveal a beautiful material and a generous structure.
The 1998 reveals a dense, thick-looking purple color, as well as a closed bouquet. With coaxing, notes of damp earth, spicy new oak, truffles, blackberry and plum fruit emerge. Dense, with jagged tannin, considerable power, and a roasted, chocolatey character, this wine has not yet meshed together.