CHATEAU MARQUIS DE CALON - 1998
This Saint-Estephe red is the second label of the northernmost classed growth in Bordeaux, Calon Segur.
Medium-bodied with a muted nose of dark fruits, this wine exhibits the flavor of flat cherries with a black pepper finish. Very acidic with 13% alcohol that goes right to your face.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Tastes like a fading Bordeaux past its prime. The color also appears to be moving away from ideal showing some age at the edge of the glass. Missing all the classic structure, aromas, and flavors one looks for in a Saint-Estephe. Purchased for $13 and a big disappointment even at that price.