The 2015 Phélan Ségur is one of their most impressive wines that I have tasted. Beautifully ripe, silky tannins wrap around a core of expressive dark red cherry, plum and exotic spices.
The 2015 Phelan Segur is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and47% Merlot aged in 50% new oak. It is certainly one of the better offerings from the Saint Estèphe appellation. The bouquet is restrained, kept on a leash, but it trots along with crisp blackberry and raspberry fruit, interwoven with an attractive pencil lead note. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin. It is structured and quite bold, considering the storm that swept across the appéllation during harvest, clearly a lot of sorting here that engenders a clean and pure wine with appreciable minerality and tension on the foursquare finish. Considering the price this is a great bargain for Saint Estèphe and will continue to provide loads of enjoyment over the next 10-12 years.
Cellaring Potential: 2023 - 2042
Decanting suggestion: 2 hours
93/100 WIne Enthusiast
93/100 Tim Atkin
93/100 James Suckling
17/20 Jancis Robinson