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Château Phélan Ségur

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2020 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 94

Bright, fresh, spicy and a bit peppery, there is great lift and energy here. Flowers, cigar wrapper, cedar, red currants, raspberries and red plums are all over the place in the nose and on the palate. The wine is long, balanced and refined. There is freshness, length and a crispy, silky quality to the texture on the palate and in the finish. Rich and balanced with the oak being already close to fully integrated. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, 13.5% ABV. 2020 marks the first vintage to feature Petit Verdot in the blend. 93-95 Pts

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2019 Château Phélan Ségur Frank Phelan  (St. Estèphe) 90

A success for the second here, the wine exudes ripe fruits and tobacco. There is ample volume and character to make all the deep black fruits fun to taste. Drink this on release. 89-91 Pts

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2019 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 94

The nose grabs you with its cedar chest, forest floor, earth, herb, tobacco, spice, cigar box, and smoke aromas coupled with a load of just-picked blackberries. Round and smooth, with finesse, a big juicy blast of fruit and roasted coffee beans, this could be the best vintage of Phelan Segur yet. The wine blends 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5 alcohol, with no sensation of heat or overripe sensations. 93-95 Pts

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2018 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 94

Let's start off by saying this is the best vintage of Phelan Segur ever produced. The wine is ripe, lush, supple and juicy. There is volume, length and character galore to all the layers of sweet, rich, ripe, black and red fruits. There is lift, complexity and staying power in the finish. 94 Points

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The tobacco, spice, cigar box, smoke and cedar aromas along with a basket filled with fresh berries lets you know this is a loveliness in a glass. The wine is round, soft, polished, ripe, clean and juicy, leaving you with a bolt of black currant, licorice and espresso in the finish. 93-95 Pts

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2017 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 91

Medium-bodied with a nice opening note of cassis, cherries, forest leaf and espresso, there is a touch of herbs and oak accompanying the red fruit in the. soft, round finish. 91 Points

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Ready, succulent, dark red fruits and spice are what you find initially. On the palate, the wine has baby soft tannins, ripe, deep red fruits and gentle tones of licorice, espresso, spice and earth. This wine is sweet, juicy and fresh in the finish. 91 Points

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2016 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 94

Deep in color, the wine is earthy, meaty, intense and deep. You find layers of fruit with freshness and complexity that really fills your mouth. The finish, with its earthy, truffled fruits and spice keeps on going! This is the best vintage ever for Phelan Segur and will age with ease for 2 decades or more! 94 Points

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Volume, depth of flavor, fresh, ripe, sweet, spicy fruits and accents of licorice, espresso, wet earth and a softness to the texture, make this full bodied, concentrated, rich, lush wine a turn on. The best vintage ever for Phelan Segur will glide through at least 2 decades of aging and evolution. Bravo! 94 Points

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Lushly textured, the fruit is perfectly ripe with good volume, length, and energy. The dark fruits are accompanied by a wealth of black cherries, licorice, earth, smoke and soft round tannins. 92 Points

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Using 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, Phelan Segur produced a wine with plushness, ripe, dark red berries, silky tannins and length. The plummy fruits are soft, fresh and sweet with hints of espresso and licorice in the finish. The wine is 13.8% alcohol and the harvest took place from September 29 to October 21, making this the longest and the latest harvest in the history of the estate. 92 Points

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2015 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 90

Medium-bodied, forward, with a spicy, earthy leaning to the soft textured, sweet, juicy, ripe, red fruits. There is a nice finesse to the red fruits in the finish. 90 Points

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Medium-bodied, forward in style, with more, freshness and red berries than black, the wine keeps you interested with its smoke, tobacco, cedar and cassis filled, elegant character. This should charm you early in its life. This is much better in bottle, than it was in barrel. The wine was made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot. 90 Points

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Medium-bodied, softly textured, showing fresh, elegant cassis and spicy, crisp, black raspberries in an approachable, user friendly style. 86 - 88 Pts

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2014 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 89

Ripe, dark and red fruits, a touch of oak, spice, wet earth and round, tannins open nicely. The round, medium bodied, ripe, fruit filled finish is easy to like as well. In time, with some bottle age, this could be an even better wine. 89 Points

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Crème de Cassis, fennel and freshly ground espresso on the nose, this wine was produced in an approachable, fleshy style. There is an easy softness to the tannins and a smack of blackberries in the finish. 88-91 Pts

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2013 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 86

Better on the nose, with its floral, oak and sweet cherry fragrance, than on the medium bodied, slightly tart, red berry palate. Drink this on the young side. 86 Points

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Herb, olive and cherry aromas make up the initial start of the wine, followed by the palate, which is medium bodied, and show cases cranberry with bright red berries and a lot of sharpness in the mouth. The wine was made blending 60% Cabernet Sauvignon with 40% Merlot, which yielded a 12.7% alcohol. The wine will be aged in 50% new, French oak barrels. The Grand Vin represents 60% of the properties crop, with yields of 26.38 hectoliters per hectare. 86-89 Pts

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2012 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 88

From a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium bodied wine shows ripe dark plum, earth, espresso and cassis characteristics that seems to be just bit short in the finish. 88 Points

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This earthy, cassis-filled, medium-bodied wine has an oaky, fleshy core of dark fruit that ends with fresh blackberries and dark chocolate. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 89

Vanilla bean, chocolate, black cherry and coffee scents create the perfume. The fruit is crsip, peppery, medium bodied and dominated by dark red cherry and plum. Drink this young to retain its fruit. 89 Points

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2011 Phelan Segur 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, which is the same as the plantings found in vineyards, produce the blend. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol. 15% of the vineyards were damaged by the September hail storms. Fortunately for the property, most of the damage occurred to vineyards which were not planted. The worst of the damage was to the Merlot. Yields were down about 10% from the previous vintage. Oak, leaf, pepper, mineral and cassis aromas open to a medium-bodied, round, chocolate- and cassis-filled finish. 89-91 Pts

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2010 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 91

I really like how this wine turned out. Packed with fresh ripe, juicy blackberries, licorice, earth, coffee and spice, there is a quality of softness to the tannins in the long, fresh, round finish that make this Merlot dominated blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Sauvignon worth seeking out. This is the best vintage of Phelan Segur produced yet! 91 Points

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Cassis, stone, spice, juicy plum and smoky aromatics open to a deeply colored, expressive, Medium/full bodied St. Estephe that wants to rest for at least 5-7 years before being opened. 90 Points

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From a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offered scents of blackberry, cassis and espresso bean, Medium/full bodied, the wine ends with a round, ripe. cassis filled finish. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 91

Ready for prime time drinking for the next 15 or more years, the wine is round, medium/full-bodied, earthy, plush and packed with dark black cherries, coffee bean smoke, spice box, cigar wrapper and thyme. The polish does not detract from the natural earthyness found in the wine. 91 Points

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Expressive notes of fresh black cherries, plums, lead pencil and vanilla open to a round, plummy wine that will offer its ample charms fairly early in life. Form a blend of 58% Caberent Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this is first vintage showing the influence of Michel Rolland. 91 Points

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With scents of forest floor, cassis, tobacco, black raspberry and earth, this medium/full bodied wine ends with spice, fresh, dark berries and a slight drying sensation. Give it 3-5 years and it should add some nice complexity and softer textures. 90 Points

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Dark jammy berries, licorice, spice, earth and chocolate scents lead to a supple, round, ripe wine that finishes with ripe, black raspberry and jammy flavors. This should drink well early. 91 Points

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2008 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 89

Spicy blackberry, cassis, earth and herbal scents, medium bodied and soft textured finish. This will drink well young. 89 Points

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2006 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 87

Close to fully mature, the wine is medium bodied, soft, easy to drink, with light, red fruits, a touch of spice and dusty tannins in the finish. 87 Points

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Close to fully mature, the wine is medium bodied, soft, easy to drink, with light, red fruits, a touch of spice and dusty tannins in the finish. 87 Points

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At 10 years of age, this is turning out nicely. Medium bodied and showing secondary development with its tobacco, wet earth, cigar, thyme and black cherry character, there is good freshness to the fruit in the finish. 89 Points

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The first vintage consulted by Michel Rolland starts with a smoke filled perfume that includes stone, wet earth, cassis and spice. In the mouth the wine feels soft, with round tannins. Fresh, bright cassis and kirsch are found in the finish. 90 Points

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2005 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 91

Espresso bean, stone, cassis, truffle make up the perfume. Round in texture, with spicy cassis and chocolate, fleshy and fresh for Phelan Segur, this delicious vintage of Phelan Segur already offers a lot early drinking charm. 91 Points

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With good color, scents of blackberries, wet earth,black cherries, stone and cassis, this medium/full bodied wine finishes with dollop of creme de cassis and blackberry jam. A few more years add more complexity to the wine, but as it's already starting to drink well at 6, do not expect this to make old bones. I'd finish any bottles you have by the time this Bordeaux wine hits its 18th birthday, if not sooner. 90 Points

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2004 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 88

Leafy, forest aromas, with tobacco and dried fruit, the wine is medium bodied and a bit dry and dusty in the red berry finish. This is probably drinking at peak and requires consumption over the next 3-5 years. 88 Points

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Blackberry, stone and herb aromas open to medium bodied, lighter style of Phelan Segur. This is already drinking well and is on the fast track for evolution. I’d drink this over the next several years. 87 Points

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2003 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 89

Light, soft, open and ready for prime time with its tobacco, earth and cassis character. This is not a wine for long term aging. 89 Points

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Minerality, fresh herbs, cedar wood and blackberry scents open to a fleshy, round, plum and black cherry finish. This is drinking well today. 90 Points

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2002 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 87

Minerality, cedar wood and damp forest aromas, medium body and a an herbal, cherry tinged finish. 87 Points

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2001 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 89

Ruby with lightening at the edges, earth, strawberry jam and cassis in nose, medium bodied with a touch of green in the cherry filled finish. This is probably close to fully mature. I’d opt for dinking over the in the moderate future to maintain the freshness and fruit. 89 Points

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2000 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 87

Slightly past fully mature, this requires drinking. The fruit has started to fade. There is much more earth and tobacco going on here. The small amount of bright, red fruits in this medium bodied wine that are barely poking through are not enough to keep you interested. 87 Points

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1990 Château Phélan Ségur  (St. Estèphe) 88

This is probably just slightly ever so slightly past full maturity. So if you are sitting on any bottles, you should pop a cork to experience, the soft, textures, ripe dark, red fruits, cassis, tobacco, spice, smoke, wet earth, cedar and leaf like charms that are still present. 88 Points

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