2012 Phelan-Segur Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 92 WE 92 JS 91 W&S 90 WS 90
DC 92

Decanter, April 2020

Unusually in terms of my recent experience, this is tasting far more plump and inviting than the 2011 right now - with well defined and purely-delivered cassis and bilberry flavours, some creamy texture and enjoyably...
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, May 2015

As is often the case with Phélan Ségur, there is an excess of wood in this wine. Sometimes it works, as here, because the big, bold fruits are powerful enough to match the toastiness. That suggests a future as a ripe...
JS 91

jamessuckling.com, February 2015

Lots of violet, sandalwood, currant and tar character. Subtle and pretty. Full body, fine tannins and a balanced and fresh finish. Pretty wine. Hard not to drink now. Better in 2018.
W&S 90

Wine & Spirits, October 2015

The Gardinier family, who farm citrus groves in Florida, purchased this cru Bourgeois in 1985 and have patiently brought its wines to grand cru classé stature. This 2012 is still youthful and unformed, but it has a...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, March 2015

Offers a dark, dense feel, with layers of fig, blackberry, leather, chestnut, tobacco and loam all carrying through the broad, smoky finish. Features solid fruit, with an ample tug of earth. A solid effort for the...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%

Introducing the exquisite 2012 Phelan-Segur, a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned St Estephe region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine is a true gem, exhibiting the depth, complexity, and elegance that Bordeaux wines are celebrated for.

In the glass, the 2012 Phelan-Segur showcases a deep, ruby red color, inviting you to explore its enticing aromas and flavors. On the nose, this wine delights with scents of cassis, bilberry, and crushed mint, creating a bouquet that is both vibrant and refreshing. As you take your first sip, the wine envelops your palate with well-defined and purely-delivered cassis and bilberry flavors, accompanied by a creamy texture that adds a luxurious touch. The confidently present tannins provide structure and depth, showcasing the power and intensity that St Estephe wines are known for.

The 2012 vintage of Phelan-Segur has received high praise from critics, further attesting to its exceptional quality. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 92 points, noting its plumpness, inviting nature, and bright, fresh finish. James Suckling also recognized its charm, awarding it 91 points and praising its balance, fine tannins, and pretty finish. Wine & Spirits acknowledged the distinct Phelan personality of this wine, with scents of cassis and tobacco, and predicted that it will continue to evolve into a truly exceptional wine with a few more years of aging. Wine Enthusiast gave it a score of 92 points, highlighting its big, bold fruits that perfectly complement the toasty oak notes. Lastly, Wine Spectator commended its dark, dense feel, solid fruit, and earthy undertones, awarding it 90 points.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.0%, this Phelan-Segur is well-balanced and harmonious. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but its potential for further development and improvement over the next few years is undeniable. If you have the patience to cellar this beauty, it will reward you with even more complexity and nuance.

Indulge in the 2012 Phelan-Segur, an outstanding representation of the Bordeaux region's winemaking mastery. Whether you savor it now or let it age gracefully in your cellar, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression with its finesse, power, and elegance.