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Phélan Ségur 2011

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > St Estèphe
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

Another sleeper of the vintage, this excellent effort from the Gardinier family reveals a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of mulberries, black cherries and black currants. An absence of herbaceousness gives the wine an attractive plump, fruit-driven mouthfeel with earth, light tannin and structure. Enjoy this excellent 2011 over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (212), April 2014

The Phelan-Segur has an attractive bouquet with crisp blackberry and floral aromas, pretty in a similar way to Lilian Ladouys. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp chalky tannins. The oak is well integrated with fine acidity, the finish foursquare but long. Classic Phelan Segur. Tasted April 2012.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2012

A wine with blueberry and mineral character and hints of cedar. Full and silky with a lovely texture of tannins for the vintage. Seamless tannins.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2012

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot aged in 50% new oak. This is a popular and well situated Cru Bourgeois in Saint Estephe near to Montrose that has performed very well in recent vintages. Only 55% grand vin this year with the early-picked Merlot making a rosé. This has a good, deep colour and is plump for the vintage. The tannins are velvety and balanced. A smooth, elegant and precise, well-made wine.

Farr Vintners, March 2012

Violets are very much in evidence on the nose some attractive perfumes. There is some sweet fruit at the start of the palate but the tannins are very firm rather aggressive and drying leaving the finish quite dry and short.

Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

A cru bourgeois exceptionnel that has lived up to its billing in 2011, this muscular, fairly tannic St Estèphe has good texture and concentration, with an overlay of cigar box aromatics, layers of plush fruit and a slightly austere finish. There's no mistaking the origin of this wine. 8+ years.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

Well-extracted, slightly spicy-gamey black fruits and very good smooth ripe tannins. It shows elegance, depth and class. Drink 2014-2025.

Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2012
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A sleeper of the vintage, this is a beautiful follow-up, in a much more challenging vintage, to their exceptional 2009. Deep plum/purple-hued with a nose of mulberries, black currants and cassis, the wine is dense, medium-bodied, ripe for a 2011, with good underlying acidity and a seriously endowed, layered texture. The tannins are present, but well-integrated and ripe. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (200), April 2012
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