2013 great now. Medium body. Excellent food wine. — 8 months ago
Big Red Bordeaux yet so approachable. A nice blend from one of my favorite houses - an almost toned down version due to the nice blend, mature red fruit and that trademark French soil sings through. You could live on just this and some cheese. — 10 months ago
Second label of Chateau Phelan-Segur. Black fruits with solid acidity. Not as bold as the primary version. Might even be better with more time. Good QPR. — 20 days ago
Love in a bottle, enjoyed sip by sip. As with all grand French Bordeaux’s, let it breathe a bit. Enjoy your first class ticket to France, starting with the bouquet, the mid range and the excellent finish. Mature, ripe red fruit with a slight tobacco finish - tones of that earthy French soil lingering in the background. This my friends, is what a red wine should be. — 22 days ago
The nicest part of a late afternoon meal in a chain restaurant in Lyons shopping district. — 2 years ago
I thought I'd try a new Bordeaux for the evening, and learned it is produced by none other than Château Calon Ségur! (Which by style doesn't surprise me.)
I know, I know. It is 2014. "Matt, why would you open full throttle Bordeaux so early?"
Because I can, and I had a long Monday. Deal with it.
Dark purple in the glass, and a slight amount of heat in the nose. The perfume is a composition of bell pepper, cedar, mushroom, and dried lavender. The pallet is intense and concentrated (14.5% ABV), with firm chewy tannins reminding me a bit of a barrel tasting of Mouton 2016.. Blackberry & black plum, vanilla, red apple skins, and black and green peppercorns to the dark chocolate finish.
I will say, for a $25 bottle of St Estephe, this has some major potential.. I would buy a case of this incredibly affordable wine, and lay it down for a few years.
Might have to do that... — 2 years ago
Very smooth and very good with lamb — 2 years ago