Château Phélan Ségur, St-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France, 2012
Drinking Window: 2016 - 2026
Dense black-red, fine meaty, slightly gamey nose, spice continues on the palate, smooth and deep, good future.
(at Bordeaux, 29 Apr 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2036
Unusually in terms of my recent experience, this is tasting far more plump and inviting than the 2011 right now - with well defined and purely-delivered cassis and bilberry flavours, some creamy texture and enjoyably confident tannins. It has a bright, fresh finish with crushed mint notes and plenty of St Estèphe power. 3.72pH. Harvest from October 8 to 19.
Château Phélan Ségur