On the nose, Chateau Calon-Ségur 1995 exudes aromas of ripe black fruits, such as blackcurrants and blackberries, intermingle with fragrant spices, cedar, and tobacco. Hints of leather and earthiness add depth and intrigue, promising a sensory adventure for the discerning wine lover. The palate is treated to a wine of great finesse and elegance. The flavors are rich and layered, with notes of dark fruits, baking spices, and tobacco. The wine's firm yet velvety tannins provide a luxurious mouthfeel, while the well-balanced acidity adds freshness and vitality. The finish is exceptionally long, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. Chateau Calon-Ségur 1995 is a wine of remarkable complexity, depth, and structure, representing the epitome of the Bordeaux winemaking tradition. This vintage has reached a stage of maturity where it can be enjoyed now, but it also has the potential to age gracefully for many years to come, rewarding those who have the patience to cellar it.
Robert Parker - 94 Points
"Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 1995 Calon-Segur was the vintage that raised the profile of this estate and heralded the start of the late Mme Gasqueton's era. At 20 years of age, it shows no signs of reaching the end of its plateau. Far from it. It has an endearing bouquet that still seems youthful: brambly red fruit, asphalt and a light marine influence. Allowing the wine to open, there is a subtle wine gum scent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, impressive depth and backbone, the second half having mellowed in recent years, rendering this approachable; hints of secondary truffle and smoke notes emerging with aeration. It has been several years since I last tasted this wine, but it is one that seems to become more and more impressive with age. Robert Parker rightly lauded this Calon-Ségur at the time of release. Twenty years on, it is fulfilling all its promise. Tasted March 2015."
Antonio Galloni - 91 Points
"Good deep red-ruby color. Black cherry, leather, olive and a hint of crystallized berries; fresher on the nose than the '97. Sweet, firmly structured and very nicely balanced, with strong but integrated acidity and very good flavor definition. Tannins are ripe and fine. In this challenging year, Calon-Segur began the harvest in mid-September, but picked the bulk of its cabernet at the beginning of October. Today wines here feature 50% new oak, and half of the malolactic fermentation is done in barrel, which proprietor Denise Capbern-Gasqueton feels gives the wine more texture and richness and helps the tannins and wood marry successfully. The '96 was on its finings and untastable at the time of my visit."