2009 - Ch Phélan Ségur St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Phélan Ségur
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2021 - 2042
Case size
6x150cl
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2009 CH PHÉLAN SÉGUR ST ESTÈPHE - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Phélan Ségur
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2021 - 2042
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £632.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2010,
    Score: 88-92

    Strikingly spiced dark mocha aromas, in the palate it has finely structured fruit, with strong intense flavours, whilst remaining pure and fresh. A very good wine with excellent length. This will give a huge amount of pleasure.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2019,
    Score: 95

    he 2009 Phélan-Ségur has a more generous and slightly more exotic bouquet than its peers with plush red cherry, redcurrant, soy and forest floor aromas that soar from the glass. Thankfully it maintains ample freshness and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, quite firm and slightly chalky tannin with unerring symmetry and tension towards the finish that is pure class. This is an outstanding contribution to the vintage and it surely constitutes one of the best wines ever made at the estate. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2012,
    Score: 90

    The best Phelan-Segur since the 1990, this is a rather dense, full-bodied, massive wine for a cru bourgeois. Sweet blackberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with crushed rock and a hint of subtle oak jump from the glass of this full-bodied, intense, yet attractive and alluring wine. There is significant depth and substance to this Phelan-Segur, which is a sleeper of the vintage that should last up to 15 or more years. Drink: 2012 - 2027

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2010,
    Score: 90-92

    Like many of the top 2009s, Phelan-Segur is a huge, full-bodied effort with massive fruit as well as good freshness, precision, and elegance. This is all rather paradoxical given previous great vintages that either lean toward cooler vintage characteristics or hot ones. This 2009 possesses both styles. It exhibits lots of mulberry, boysenberry, and crushed, jammy black fruits, abundant tannin, medium to full body, an opulent mouthfeel, and enough structure to evolve for two decades or more. This is a sleeper of the vintage. Drink: 2010 - 2030

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 17

    Black red, big smoky, slightly gamey bacony nose, lots of lifted blackcurrant fruit, good supple, vigorous fruit and good length. Drink 2014-20.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2010,
    Score: 90-93

    Deep aromas of crushed blackberries and fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with round and soft tannins and a polished texture on the finish. Rich and structured. Could be best ever from here.

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Producer

Château Phélan Ségur

Advantageously located between Montrose and Calon Ségur in St.-Estèphe, Château Phélan Ségur presides over 90 hectares that are dispersed over predominantly alluvial soils (clay/gravel) with a smattering of limestone and sand. Since its purchase in 1985 by the Delon family, heavy investment has restored the property to its former glory enabling the quality of the wine to soar.

Region

St Estèphe

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.