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"Phélan-Ségur team has judged the vintage to perfection" Decanter, "Excellent 2011" Robert Parker
We also loved that Saint-Estephe. This appellation tends to give full-bodied, black fruit perfumed and spicy wines. This one is no exception but shows additional finesse, class and freshness compared to most of its peers. Elegance and power brought together in the same glass, ending with a delicious finish. Highly recommended by... everyone!
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Phélan Ségur
Appellation: Saint Estephe
Type: Dry Red wine
Grapes: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot,
Drink from now to 2036
Open 2 hours before, serve at 16-18°C
Food pairing suggestion: Venison stew
Soil: Clay & Limestone
Work in the vines: Sustainable agriculture
Vineyard size: 70 ha
Age of vines: 35 years old
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels
|What experts say|
92/100 "The Phélan-Ségur team has judged the vintage to perfection. If you’re fed up with ‘sweet’ claret, just slide your nose into the cool, dewy, early-morning freshness of this wine..."
88/100 "Another sleeper of the vintage, this excellent effort from the Gardinier family reveals a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of mulberries, black cherries and black currants. An absence of herbaceousness gives the wine an attractive plump, fruit-driven mouthfeel with earth, light tannin and structure. Enjoy this excellent 2011 over the next 7-8 years."
90/100 "This has good stuffing, with engaging plum, cassis and blackberry coulis flavors at the core, holding steady through the anise-studded finish, accented by hints of charcoal and violet. Reveals a pebbly accent at the very end, keeping this grounded. Best from 2015 through 2022."
|16/20 "Sweet, vanilla-laced cassis. Big, rich, spicy. A burly, honest wine - but even with the stay-away-from-me tannins, it has reasonable harmony and promise, though it needs to flesh out in the middle. (JH)"|
|1* Very well made wine|