Château Phélan Ségur, St Estèphe, 2008

  Château Phélan Ségur

60% Cabernet, 40% Merlot, 43hl/ha. The 2008 Phelan Segur has a perfumed boquet of flowers, blueberries and high tones sweet red berries. The palate is tight knit with good concentration and layer after layer of sweet blue fruits. Although this gives the impression of a forward, modern St Estephe, there is plenty of structure. The tannins are round and mouthcoating which sujests that this will age gracefully. One is left with very suave, sweet compote flavours that are long and clean.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Phélan Ségur

Phélan Ségur is a Cru Bourgeois, located in the appellation of St Estephe.

Appellation: St Estèphe

A part of St-Estèphe is separated from Pauillac's Lafite only by a stream.Though St-Estèphe contains some gravel, it is largely renowned for the high clay content of its soils compared with other vineyards on the left bank. These wetter cooler soils favour the Merlot, hence the relatively large proportion of plantings compared neighbouring communes, though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates. The cool soils means the grapes are later ripeing and tend to have high acidities, archetypal St Estèphe is a strong-willed, tannic structured wine to be laid down. The stars of St-Estèphe are Montrose, Cos d’Estournel and Calon-Segur, whilst Haut Marbuzet and Lafon Rochet have been producing excellent value wines over the last few years.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics.