Château Phélan Ségur 2013
• Domaine: Château Phélan Ségur
• A.O.C.: Saint-Estèphe
• Classification: Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel
"Tasted at the château, the 2013 Phélan-Ségur has one of the superior aromatics from Saint Estèphe—more fruit concentration here, blackberry and raspberry mixed with iodine. As I often find, this appears to have blossomed in bottle both on the nose and in the mouth. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe tannin. This is not complex, but unlike many other 2013s there is weight and presence here, with a muscular finish that might lack finesse, but does offer decent fruit intensity. Drink this flavor-packed, easy-going Saint Estèphe over the next 5 to 8 years. Tasted July 2016." - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate (10/28/2016, Issue 227), Ratings: 87, Drink: 2016-2025
"This wine brings out the tannic side of Saint-Estèphe. However, the 2013 is less wood-laden than some previous vintages from this estate, allowing more room for the fresh fruits and ripe tannins. The wine therefore has good potential, drink from 2020." - Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast (3/2016), Ratings: 90
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