Chateau Phelan Segur, St-Estephe, Bordeaux, 2009

Chateau Phelan Segur, St-Estephe, Bordeaux, 2009

44.70

Phelan Segur is probably one of the best value Bordeaux wines. It is considered one of the finest estates omitted from the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, neighboring famous Chateau Montrose and Calon Segur in St Estephe. This very well known wine is highly rated by wine critics. 

The wine shows the ripe character of 2009 vintage, at the same time has the perfect balance of freshness and elegance.

Expressive notes of sweet black fruits, plums, lead pencil and vanilla and oak, opulent and smooth. Medium to full body with fine, well integrated tannins. 

Its a great opportunity to taste their one of the best vintage since 1990 as claimed by Robert Parker. 

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot

Drink now - 2025

Jeannie Cho Lee: Very opulent, almost California Cabernet-like style with generous, full bodied flavours, lush tannins and plums, ripe black currant and black dates. A lovely wine that will also age beautifully. The wine combines structure along with depth and length. 92/100 points

Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze

 

Phélan Ségur's history dates back to the late 18th Century. 70 hectares vines neighbors Chateau Montrose and Calon Segur. It is considered one of the finest estates omitted from the 1855 Bordeaux Classification

St-Estephe is one of the many famous wine-growing areas of Bordeaux. Situated at the northern end of the Haut-Medoc region Saint-Estephe is separated from its famous neighbor, Pauillac, only by a stream, yet there are significant differences between them.

Because Saint-Estephe is marginally further from the gravel-bearing waters of the Garonne river, the soil here is far less stony than that found in the southern part of Haut-Medoc. Instead, a heavy clay base dominates this area, resulting in poorer-draining soils, delayed ripening and higher acidity levels in the wines. These factors mean that Saint-Estephe's blended wines have relatively more Merlot as it performs better on clay soils than Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot serves to soften the palate in the blend.

The wines from Saint-Estephe are richly coloured and deeply flavored, and are known for their longevity.

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