Château Phélan Ségur Saint Estèphe 2014

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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
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Estephe
Brand Château Phélan Ségur
  • we94

Wine Enthusiast93-95. Barrel Sample. There is a strong wood character to this wine, balanced by ripe, full-blown fruitiness. It has a solid structure yet there is still ample freshness.

  • 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.

  • wa89-91

Wine AdvocateThe Château Phélan-Ségur 2014 has quite a high-toned bouquet with iodine-scented black fruit, touches of cassis and blueberry coming through with aeration. The palate is rounded and generous on the entry with fine tannin, though I feel it just lacks a little complexity and terroir expression towards the finish. I am aware than this Saint Estèphe improves a great deal by bottling, hence the plus sign. Tasted on three occasions, two showed a little rigidity towards the finish, but that will soften with élevage and bottle age.

Neal Martin, April 2015