Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.035 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
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
Jennifer McPherson

2008. Silky, subtle, soft tannins, nothing too complex- PS provides a wonderful value.

2008. Silky, subtle, soft tannins, nothing too complex- PS provides a wonderful value.

May 15th, 2016
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

8.9

Starting to be approachable, getting rounder, drinking easy, a gentle version of Saint Estephe, medium bodied spicy notes maybe lack a bit of material compared to some others tasted

Starting to be approachable, getting rounder, drinking easy, a gentle version of Saint Estephe, medium bodied spicy notes maybe lack a bit of material compared to some others tasted

May 30th, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.0

Really nice and drinking well now. Open hours before drinking though.

Really nice and drinking well now. Open hours before drinking though.

Apr 26th, 2015
Petr Jonak

Decanter FWE 2012

Decanter FWE 2012

Sep 14th, 2017
Timothy Lynch

Oh, please. Can we all stop with the 9+s? Solidly good but nothing more.

Oh, please. Can we all stop with the 9+s? Solidly good but nothing more.

Jan 19th, 2017
Laurie Ison

Claret. Boom. Amazing

Claret. Boom. Amazing

Mar 30th, 2016
Flo Kaleta

Fantastic wine! Smooth, almost velvety. Blackberries, vanilla & licorice.

Fantastic wine! Smooth, almost velvety. Blackberries, vanilla & licorice.

Nov 17th, 2015
Doug Adams

A very nice, Cab dominate! Leather with a spicy finish. Great with a filet mignon and wife had a veal chop.

A very nice, Cab dominate! Leather with a spicy finish. Great with a filet mignon and wife had a veal chop.

Feb 15th, 2015
Dave Kluz

Currant, red berry and a bit of wood. Elegant, acid driven and restrained.

Currant, red berry and a bit of wood. Elegant, acid driven and restrained.

Oct 3rd, 2014