The 2018 Ségla, raised in 25% new oak, has an opulent, high-toned bouquet of crème de cassis, menthol and violets, almost an amped-up version of the 2017 Ségla. The palate is rounded and quite voluptuous on the entry, offering almost heady black cherry and cassis fruit that leads to a rich confit-like finish; figs and Indian spice linger on the aftertaste. Fine.
The 2018 Ségla is composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from September 27 to October 11, Merlot from September 13-27 and Petit Verdot September 28-29. It has 14% alcohol, and aging is anticipated to be 18 months in barriques, 25% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with quite profound notes of baked blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries with underlying cassis, violets, espresso and cracked pepper. The palate is medium to full-bodied with loads of rich fruit and lovely peppery sparks, framed by plush tannins and finishing with great length.