About This Wine...
“Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Neat, slightly wild-flower nose. Lots of interesting aromas and correct, if not thrilling structure on the palate. Creditable, though not one of the most glamorous 2015 St-Estèphes. Long. Easy to overlook. Drink 2024-2042.”
17/20 Jancis Robinson 2019
“The 2015 Phelan Segur, a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot aged in 50% new oak, is certainly one of the better offerings from the Saint Estèphe appéllation. For sure, the bouquet is restrained, kept on a leash, but it trots along with crisp blackberry and raspberry fruit, interwoven with an attractive pencil lead note. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin. It is structured and quite bold, considering the storm that swept across the appéllation during harvest, clearly a lot of sorting here that engenders a clean and pure wine with appreciable mineralité and tension on the foursquare finish. If released at a sensible price, then this would be a recommended Saint Estèphe to consumer over 10-12 years.”
91-93/100 Robert Parker 2016