Chateau Phelan Segur has built a reputation based on finesse and elegance. With a certain restraint and great precision, it reveals purity of fruit, accuracy of structure, silkiness of tannins and and natural freshness.
The 2014 vintage might not be considered legendary like the 2010 or 2015, but it will go down as a great vintage nonetheless. You may know that we are fans of this vintage. The vintage was cool, producing wines that are classic, fresh and elegant. Pure and expressive, featuring a lovely beam of cassis gilded with light lilac, wet pebble and tobacco notes that should emerge more with cellaring.
The 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.
94/100 Wine Enthusiast
92/100 James Suckling
91/100 Wine Spectator