Château-Phélan-Ségur Saint Estèphe 2014

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SKU 31326

750ml

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A new vat room with small volumes of 40 to 60 hectolitres allowed extension of the selection work started in the vineyard. Precision viticulture was carried out through, among others, an approach to the vigour of the vine. The 2014 blend was very strongly influenced by Cabernet Sauvignon (64%).
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Estephe
Brand Château-Phélan-Ségur
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThe initial wood flavors in this wine rapidly give way to rich fruit. Spice and black-plum flavors are built by a firmly tannic superstructure. The aftertaste brings out the acidity. This wine should develop well over the long term. Drink from 2023.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2017
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Phelan-Segur has quite a punchy nose with blackberry, iris and iodine scents that shoot from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasant chewiness on the entry. This segues into a well balanced middle with well-judged acidity, crisp black fruit infused with graphite and a touch of sea salt towards the finish. It might not quite have the finesse of the top Saint Estèphe's, but there is clearly decent length and energy here. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Neal Martin, March 31, 2017
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorPure and expressive, featuring a lovely beam of cassis gilded with light lilac, wet pebble and tobacco notes that should emerge more with cellaring.

  • js90

James SucklingThere’s a leafy hint on the full cassis nose of this generous and rather robust wine, and it closes things off with a moderately dry finish that’s quite long.