2017 Phelan-Segur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • VN 93
  • JD 92
  • WS 92

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, April 2018
(WE 92-94 points) The oak is currently quite forward and powerful in this young wine, which needs time for the fruit to come through. But the fruit is there, with black currant acidity and freshness showing in the... (WE 92-94 points) The oak is currently quite forward and powerful in this young wine, which needs time for the fruit to come through. But the fruit is there, with black currant acidity and freshness showing in the background. Let the wine soften and don't drink before 2024.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, April 2018
(92-93) This is tight and firm with a linear precision and dark fruit. Medium to full body. Bright and lightly juicy. Pretty center palate. A poised and focused young wine.
VN 93
Vinous, May 2018
(AG 90-93 points) The 2017 Phélan Ségur is powerful, brooding and intense, but also has more than enough fruit to stand up to the tannins. Dark red/purplish fruit, smoke, incense, charcoal embers and gravel give the wine... (AG 90-93 points) The 2017 Phélan Ségur is powerful, brooding and intense, but also has more than enough fruit to stand up to the tannins. Dark red/purplish fruit, smoke, incense, charcoal embers and gravel give the wine much of its distinctive savory/earthy personality. Time in the glass brings out a more floral, red-toned quality that is hugely appealing. Phélan Ségur has the potential to be one of the dark horses of 2017. Certainly, this is a very strong showing relative to the vintage and where Phélan has been in the recent past. In 2017, the Grand Vin contains an unusually high amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), much of which was able to hang until early October, with 34% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Winemaker Fabrice Bacquey opted to reduce exposure to oxygen during fermentation with the goal of maintaining as much freshness in the fruit as possible. Tasted two times.
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, April 2018
(89-92) The deep, saturated purple-colored 2017 Phélan Ségur is a classic, well-made wine in the vintage that has notable depth and density as well as textbook Saint-Estèphe notes of ripe black fruits, leafy... (89-92) The deep, saturated purple-colored 2017 Phélan Ségur is a classic, well-made wine in the vintage that has notable depth and density as well as textbook Saint-Estèphe notes of ripe black fruits, leafy herbs/tobacco, and loamy earth. It shows the fresher, cooler-climate style of the vintage yet is far from austere and has loads to love.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, April 2018
(89-92) This has a core of dark plum and cherry paste flavors, with waves of warm tobacco and smoldering charcoal checking in on the finish. Has character and a bit more depth than most of its peers in the vintage. -JM
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, April 2018
The 2017 is comprised of an unusually high amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), with 34% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Dark red bordering on purple in the glass with very bright hues. Medium bodied in the mouth, this... The 2017 is comprised of an unusually high amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), with 34% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Dark red bordering on purple in the glass with very bright hues. Medium bodied in the mouth, this comes across as a very fresh wine with pure, high-toned berry fruit, tempered by savory elements of earth, cedar and tobacco. Chalky tannins and a beam of acidity provide structure and lend a powerful edge at this stage. This will need time to soften, but is a commendable effort nonetheless.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2017
Closure Cork