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The Grand Vin of Château Phélan Ségur comes from this magnificent terroir of Saint-Estèphe where power dominates.
The vineyard of Château Phélan Ségur covers 70 hectares of magnificent clay-gravels on the hillocks and plateaux of Saint-Estèphe.
The Médoc, characterised by the mild temperate maritime climate, offers ideal conditions of a seasonal cycle that is sufficiently marked to accompany the annual growth of the vine and mild enough to attenuate climatic excesses. The vines at Château Phélan Ségur are close to the estuary: this situation protects them from hard winters and summers that are sometimes very hot.
The complexity of the terroir of Saint-Estèphe, of which Château Phélan Ségur is a perfect illustration. It is made up of a thick layer of gravel deposited by the river, a few hundred thousand years ago. The pebbles and above all the gravels coated with clay sands (clay gravels) shape the rolling landscape of a large part of Saint-Estèphe.
Strengthened by its origins, Château Phélan Ségur has created its identity based on elegance and finesse.
With a certain restraint and great precision, it reveals the purity of the fruit, the accuracy of its structure, the silkiness of its tannins, all with a natural freshness.
After long ageing, it reveals a bouquet of a rare complexity, the oak harmoniously integrated.
This subtle and authentic balance creates an intense emotion.
Château Phélan Ségur is known for its potential to age over several decades.
An old vintage opens new aromatic horizons with an unexpected richness: the warmth of spices, the generosity of ripe fruits and the nobility of leather. Its texture is refined, its power is calmed.
This fullness is a testimony to the passage of time and this blossoming is the reward of astute patience. Exceptional vintages born of the generosity of Nature transcended by the talent of man.
Beyond these undisputed landmarks, there are vintages dear to the team at the Château. They are witnesses to the life of the property and the expression of great emotions.
Medium to deep garnet-purple in colour. Aroma of red and black currants with earthy notes of fungi, dried herbs, damp soil. The palate is medium-bodied with a good fruit core, firm and chewy tannins and nice freshness.
90/100 Parker Wine Advocate
17/20 La Revue du Vin de France
17/20 Jancis Robinson
17/20 Bettane et Desseauve
89/100 Wine Spectator
94/100 James Suckling
87/100 Jean-Marc Quarin
91/100 Wine Decider