Calon-Ségur 2020 En Primeur: “brilliant”
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  • “This has clear personality,” says Jane Anson.
  • The wine is released internationally at £938 (12×75).
  • The 2015 and 2019 vintages offer good value for money.

The 2020 Château Calon-Ségur has been released for €78 per bottle ex-négociant, up 25.8% on the 2019 release.

The wine is being offered by the international trade for £938 per 12×75, 11.7% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

This is the first vintage by Director Vincent Millet since the departure of Laurent Dufau in 2020.

Critical opinion

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded today’s release a range of 92-94 points. He said he appreciated “the way in which the DNA of this estate comes through”.

Jane Anson (Decanter) gave one of the highest scores for the 2020 Calon-Ségur – 98-points. For her, it “equals the great, classically balanced vintages of Calon like 2016”.

James Suckling rated it 95-96 and described it as “quite muscular”.

Jeb Dunnuck scored it 95-97, calling it “brilliant” and complimenting its “incredible purity of fruit”.

Fair Value

Last year’s release looks attractive with 96-points from Neal Martin and at £840 a case.

The 2015 also presents a good in-bottle alternative, with a higher Benchmark Critic score than the 2020, and available for 9% less.

The 2017 has the same Benchmark Critic score (NM 93) but comes at a 16.9% discount to today’s release and also offers value.

Other releases

The second wine of the château – Le Marquis de Calon Ségur 2020 – has also been released internationally for £230.40 per 12×75.

 

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