- Château Calon Ségur has been released at £984 per 12×75.
- It was given 95-97 points by Neal Martin.
- The new release looks better value than other wines with this score.
It is being offered by the international trade for £984 per 12×75. Despite the small increase, the new release looks good value compared to back vintages with the same score, for example the 2019 and 2016. See more Fair Value analysis below.
The wine has been scored 95-97-points by Neal Martin (Vinous) who said it was ‘an outstanding Calon Ségur’. He added it was probably the ‘best Saint-Estèphe in 2021’ with ‘more precision, more completeness’ than either Château Cos d’Estournel or Chateau Montrose.
William Kelley (Wine Advocate) said it would ‘delight Médoc purists’. He scored it 95-96+ noting the work of new estate director Vincent Millet, who is replanting at 10,000 vines per hectare and increasing the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend as well as making numerous changes to vinification in the estate’s new cellar.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) scored it 90-92 points.
Fair Value analysis
Although vintages such as the 2020 are available for less, they have inferior scores from Neal Martin. The 2015 and 2018 vintages also have slightly lower scores and are more expensive.
Second label Marquis de Calon Ségur was released for €19.80 per bottle ex-négociant and is being offered by the international trade for £240 per 12×75.
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