Located in the village of Saint-Estèphe, Château Phélan Ségur has proudly overlooked the Gironde estuary since the early 19th century. Its history is intimately linked with that of the Médoc. Founded by Irishman Bernard Phelan when he united Clos de Garramey and Domaine Ségur de Cabanac, the estate was developed by his son, Frank, and renamed Phélan Ségur in the early 20th century. Consisting of seventy hectares of vines divided into four distinct parts, the great diversity of the terroir accounts for Phélan Ségur's complexity. The cellar and vat room are integrated into the château in a highly unusual architectural ensemble. The wines are aged with the greatest of care and Phélan Ségur is famous for its elegance, finesse, and balance. Belonging to the family-owned Gardinier group specialised in luxury hotels and restaurants, Château Phélan Ségur has raised the art of hospitality to new heights.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the château, the 2013 Phélan-Ségur has one of the superior aromatics from Saint Estèpheùmore fruit concentration here, blackberry and raspberry mixed with iodine. As I often find, this appears to have blossomed in bottle both on the nose and in the mouth. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe tannin. This is not complex, but unlike many other 2013s there is weight and presence here, with a muscular finish that might lack finesse, but does offer decent fruit intensity. Drink this flavor-packed, easy-going Saint Estèphe over the next 5 to 8 years. Tasted July 2016.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU PHELAN SEGUR 33180 SAINT ESTEPHE FRANCE|
|Producer||Château Phélan Ségur|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 87-90
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot