Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grapes:64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot.
Color: Intense color with purplish reflections. Nose: Pure and intense nose dominated by notes of very ripe red fruits. Mouth: The palate is powerful, rich, gourmand offering density and remarkable depth. Precise tannic structure which reveals a phenolic maturity worthy of a very great vintage. Finish: Substantial finish with very nice tannic and aromatic persistence.
Expert ratings: The Wine Enthusiast - 94/100
"The 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."
About the winery: The history of Château Phélan Ségur is linked to a young Irishman, Bernard Phelan, a wine broker, who left his native land at the end of the 18th century to settle in Bordeaux. In 1805, he acquired the Clos de Garamey located in Saint Estèphe and completed his first acquisition with the purchase of the Ségur de Cabanac estate in 1810. Upon his death, Château Ségur de Garamey was passed on to his son who devoted his life to raising the reputation and quality of the wines produced.
The Château changed owners several times afterwards, and became the property of Xavier Gardinier in 1985. Xavier Gardinier runs the property with his sons and has undertaken restoration work to give the property the lustre of its past. After more than thirty years at the head of the property, the Gardinier family passed the reins of the estate to Philippe Van de Vyvere. This great wine lover fulfills one of his dearest dreams by taking over this prestigious vineyard.
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