Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0652 ratings
9.0117 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Dan R
9.2

This was rocking after a several hour decant. Just a perfect balance of sweet and savory. Focused, with good structure and grip. Good energy and liveliness. Didn't want this to end. Very expressive and made in a classic, timeless style.

This was rocking after a several hour decant. Just a perfect balance of sweet and savory. Focused, with good structure and grip. Good energy and liveliness. Didn't want this to end. Very expressive and made in a classic, timeless style.

Mar 15th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Tasted ‘15 again, just a wonderful wine! In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Deep Ruby. Aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry with cacao, round oak and herb character. Firm tannins, long finish on this big wine with an earthy ending. Nice, but recommend decanting!

Tasted ‘15 again, just a wonderful wine! In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Deep Ruby. Aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry with cacao, round oak and herb character. Firm tannins, long finish on this big wine with an earthy ending. Nice, but recommend decanting!

Mar 6th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

The 2016 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. Deep Ruby with aromas of Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, cigar box spice and cedar notes. On the palate flavors of fresh blackberry and black cherry with cacao, tobacco and complex spice. Youthful firm tannins, well balanced on long finish, ending with earthy mineral elegance. Very nice. Tasted ’15 and ’16 side by side, ’16 slightly better, will age well.

The 2016 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. Deep Ruby with aromas of Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, cigar box spice and cedar notes. On the palate flavors of fresh blackberry and black cherry with cacao, tobacco and complex spice. Youthful firm tannins, well balanced on long finish, ending with earthy mineral elegance. Very nice. Tasted ’15 and ’16 side by side, ’16 slightly better, will age well.

Jan 23rd, 2020
Ken Z
9.2

Drank 1/22/20. Very nice with lamb chops and a red wine reduction, but best to avoid anything sweet.

Scents of Blackberry, cassis, wet stones, tar, and just a hint of green bell pepper. Very dark on the palate, with blackfruit, tar, cocoa nib, and espresso. Very well balanced. Tannins are somewhat firm, with a long, dry finish. Give it at least a 30 min decant. Should hold at least 5 more years. A quality wine for sure.

4/21/8/4/4 +50 =91 pts.

Drank 1/22/20. Very nice with lamb chops and a red wine reduction, but best to avoid anything sweet.

Scents of Blackberry, cassis, wet stones, tar, and just a hint of green bell pepper. Very dark on the palate, with blackfruit, tar, cocoa nib, and espresso. Very well balanced. Tannins are somewhat firm, with a long, dry finish. Give it at least a 30 min decant. Should hold at least 5 more years. A quality wine for sure.

4/21/8/4/4 +50 =91 pts.

Jan 23rd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Tasted ‘15 & ‘16 together. In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry with cacao, gentle oak and herb character. Firm grip on tannins, long finish on this big wine with an earthy ending. Approachable but decanting helps for now!

Tasted ‘15 & ‘16 together. In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry with cacao, gentle oak and herb character. Firm grip on tannins, long finish on this big wine with an earthy ending. Approachable but decanting helps for now!

Jan 22nd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired le Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Initial Aromas of leather, oak and earthiness hit about, medium(+), bringing in subtle flavors of blackberry and herb. On the palate subtle fruit flavors of blackberry, herb, leather, smoky oak and meatiness carry from the nose. Medium(+) acidity on firm medium(+) tannins of this full body wine carry the flavors to a medium(+) length finish. Very good, but undelivered a bit, drink now will not get better.

In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired le Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Initial Aromas of leather, oak and earthiness hit about, medium(+), bringing in subtle flavors of blackberry and herb. On the palate subtle fruit flavors of blackberry, herb, leather, smoky oak and meatiness carry from the nose. Medium(+) acidity on firm medium(+) tannins of this full body wine carry the flavors to a medium(+) length finish. Very good, but undelivered a bit, drink now will not get better.

Jun 2nd, 2019
Daniel P. Drake

I hope everyone has made it to weekend in good shape. Today I picked up the 2014 Château Phélan Ségur St. Estéphe. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot a typically beautiful St. Estéphe.

The nose is very expressive with notes of raspberries, blackberries, cherries, black plum, black currant, chocolate, herbs, coconut, violets and a nice earth note.

On the palate the nose is confirmed with black cherry, black raspberries, blackberry, black currant, a generous amount of green bell pepper, clove, graphite, light oak and earth.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + firm chewy tannins that leads to a long energetic finish. Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

I hope everyone has made it to weekend in good shape. Today I picked up the 2014 Château Phélan Ségur St. Estéphe. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot a typically beautiful St. Estéphe.

The nose is very expressive with notes of raspberries, blackberries, cherries, black plum, black currant, chocolate, herbs, coconut, violets and a nice earth note.

On the palate the nose is confirmed with black cherry, black raspberries, blackberry, black currant, a generous amount of green bell pepper, clove, graphite, light oak and earth.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + firm chewy tannins that leads to a long energetic finish. Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Oct 27th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Classic Bordeaux. Lots of black cassis, black cherry and graphite. Very young, needs 30 mins decanting. Finish is a bit bitter.

Classic Bordeaux. Lots of black cassis, black cherry and graphite. Very young, needs 30 mins decanting. Finish is a bit bitter.

Oct 13th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired le Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry with cacao, gentle oak and herb character. Firm grip on tannins, lingering this big wine to an earthy ending. Tight now give it some time, decanting helps if you must now!

In 1805, Daniel Phelan, an Irish wine broker, acquired le Clos de Garamey, and was followed in 1810 by the acquisition of the Segur de Cabanac estate, creating the domain that remains today. Aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry with cacao, gentle oak and herb character. Firm grip on tannins, lingering this big wine to an earthy ending. Tight now give it some time, decanting helps if you must now!

Aug 27th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

Over this past weekend we had good friends over and I opened the 2014 Château Phélan Ségur Saint Estèphe. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot.

On the nose is rich black fruit, black cherry, Blackberry, black plum, black currant, violets, licorice, vanilla, oak, graphite and loamy soil.

The palate has notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, green bell pepper, black pepper, licorice and violets.

This wine is full bodied with a velvety mouth feel and medium + acidity, medium + firm tannins that lead to a long enjoyable finish. Have a wonderful 4th of July tomorrow and please take extra care to be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Over this past weekend we had good friends over and I opened the 2014 Château Phélan Ségur Saint Estèphe. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot.

On the nose is rich black fruit, black cherry, Blackberry, black plum, black currant, violets, licorice, vanilla, oak, graphite and loamy soil.

The palate has notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, green bell pepper, black pepper, licorice and violets.

This wine is full bodied with a velvety mouth feel and medium + acidity, medium + firm tannins that lead to a long enjoyable finish. Have a wonderful 4th of July tomorrow and please take extra care to be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jul 4th, 2018