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Bordeaux 2011 – Château Capbern-Gasqueton and Marquis de Calon

Calon-Ségur has been going from strength to strength over the past few years, and young winemaker Vincent Millet’s expertise and talent have a lot to do with this. This knowledge is put to excellent use in the property’s second wine, Marquis de Calon (never offered en-primeur before) and the other St Estèphe property he manages, […]

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Bordeaux 2011 – Day Three

Today was another day spent driving up and down the D2 from château to château, tasting such gems as Latour, Pichon Lalande, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Calon-Ségur and Palmer, before the Union des Grands Crus tastings in the afternoon. Palmer has our vote for the wine of the vintage plaudits so far, however Calon-Ségur, Pichon-Baron, Brane-Cantenac and Batailley […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Capbern-Gasqueton

Owned by the Gasqueton family, of Calon-Ségur fame, this is a Cru Bourgeois that greatly impressed us in this vintage. Taking its more famous sibling as a model, this has great structure, purity and St-Estéphe minerality, but balanced by a lush fruit character that makes this more immediately approachable than the more reticent Calon-Ségur.  2010 […]

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Bordeaux 2009: Left Bank round-up

After a full-on day, it was time reflect on our tastings in the Médoc as we drove across to just north of Libourne. Certainly our impressions thus far suggest that we have a great vintage on our hands, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading the way in the Northern Médoc. Having tasted this morning at Château Calon-Ségur, […]

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