x
  • Country ranking ?

    3 184
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

The Grand Vin of Château Phélan Ségur comes from this magnificent terroir of Saint-Estèphe where power dominates. 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 Gardinier family and the team at the Château. They are witnesses to the life of the property and the expression of great emotions.

Read more
Close

Vintage 2015

While the month of September proved to be changeable, it was the search for optimum ripeness that decided the calendar for picking; the Merlots were picked over a period of 11 days. The decision was taken to wait for the Cabernet Sauvignon, and the result was convincing. At this stage it is possibly the best Cabernet Sauvignon ever harvested, unique for its concentration, intensity of flavour and the quality of its tannins.

The 2015 vintage was marked by the first crop of Petit Verdot. This gives us hope for very good potential in the years to come and it will be included in the blend for Frank Phélan.

The family acquired the Comptoir du Caviar and inaugurated Les 110 de Taillevent in London. 2015 also marks the family’s 30th anniversary at the head of Phélan Ségur.

Read more
Close

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

Be the first one to make a 20s tasting note!

Written Notes

Phelan Segur - very aromatic with significant aromas of blueberries and blackberries, well-knitted, splendidly balanced, sweet fruit, refined and complex with long fruity aftertaste. Impressive. 93+p.
  • 93p
Deep color. Intense dark chocolate, dark berry aromas with herb notes. Supple wine with inky cassis, herb flavours, fine sinewy textures with brambly notes. Finishes sappy firm and long. Nice fruit generosity and savoury oak complexity. 89 points
  • 89p
Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with distinct blackcurrant aroma, blackberries and hints of vanilla in the background. A touch of roasting aroma adds to the wine's complexity. On the palate well structured with fine tannins and good length, pleasant fruit in the finish.
  • 92p

Information

Origin

Saint-Estéphe, Bordeaux

Highlights

Latest news

WINERY NEWS Château Malartic-Lagraviere / Yannick Alléno and Château Malartic-Lagravière: a Perfect Match The twice 3-s  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS 2016 Bordeaux in Review “A Paradox” / by Andrew Caillard MW
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS The Finest Closure for Wine Without Fail / Breakthrough Technology Key to 100 Percent TCA Inspected Corks
WINERY NEWS Jayer-Gilles / 
WINERY NEWS Château La Violette / 
WINERY NEWS Château de Figeac / STUNNING RESULT FOR THE MANONCOURT FAMILY / Christie’s wine department are proud to annou  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Montrose / CHÂTEAU MONTROSE REVEALS ITS NEW BARREL HALL / After an exceptional renovation project begun  more ...
WINE NEWS: Château Ausone 2016 / Pomerol / St Emilion / Olivier Berouet of Ch Petrus describes 2016 as “a vintage that is   more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Les Ormes de Pez / 
WINERY NEWS Quintodecimo / 
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS TOP 50 BORDEAUX 2016 / by tastingbook.com
VINTAGE NEWS: 2016 / 2016 BORDEAUX: EARLY CRITIC & EXPERT OPINIONS Bordeaux is one of the only regions in France l  more ...
WINERY NEWS Achaval-Ferrer / 
WINERY NEWS Château de Lamarque / 
WINERY NEWS Tardieu-Laurent / 
VINTAGE NEWS: 1998 / After many years of troubles in Northern Ireland both sides agree to the Good Friday peace agreement  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Trotanoy / 
WINERY NEWS Château Palmer / A promising summer for the 2015 vintage by Château Palmer September 2015 - The summer   more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 2016 / 2016 BORDEAUX: EARLY CRITIC & EXPERT OPINIONS Bordeaux is one of the only regions in France l  more ...

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.

93p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Phelan-Segur 2015  ( Château Phelan-Segur )

"Phelan Segur - very aromatic with significant aromas of blueberries and blackberries, well-knitted, splendidly balanced, sweet fruit, refined and complex with long fruity aftertaste. Impressive. 93+p."

11m 4d ago

89p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Phelan-Segur 2015  ( Château Phelan-Segur )

"Deep color. Intense dark chocolate, dark berry aromas with herb notes. Supple wine with inky cassis, herb flavours, fine sinewy textures with brambly notes. Finishes sappy firm and long. Nice fruit generosity and savoury oak complexity. 89 points"

11m 27d ago

89p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Phelan-Segur 2015  ( Château Phelan-Segur )

"Medium deep colour. Intense Liquorice, dark cherry, black currant, brambly aromas. Sweet inky, sweet, fruited, sinewy tannins. Really attractive but tannins are slightly soupy in structure. Will probably soften out and integrate. 93 points "

11m 27d ago

89p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Phelan-Segur 2015  ( Château Phelan-Segur )

"Medium deep colour. Intense Liquorice, dark cherry, black currant, brambly aromas. Sweet inky, sweet, fruited, sinewy tannins. Really attractive but tannins are slightly soupy in structure. Will probably soften out and integrate. 93 points "

11m 27d ago

89p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Phelan-Segur 2015  ( Château Phelan-Segur )

"Medium deep colour. Intense Liquorice, dark cherry, black currant, brambly aromas. Sweet inky, sweet, fruited, sinewy tannins. Really attractive but tannins are slightly soupy in structure. Will probably soften out and integrate. 93 points "

11m 27d ago

92p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Phelan-Segur 2015  ( Château Phelan-Segur )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with distinct blackcurrant aroma, blackberries and hints of vanilla in the background. A touch of roasting aroma adds to the wine's complexity. On the palate well structured with fine tannins and good length, pleasant fruit in the finish."

1y 16d ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register