2023 Phelan-Segur (St-Estephe)

58% Cabernet Sauvignon/39% Merlot/1.5% Petit Verdot/1.5% Cabernet Franc
St-Estephe, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
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Cabernet Sauvignon
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95 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, April 2024
92-94 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2024
91-93 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, April 2024
92-94 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2024
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2023 Phelan-Segur (St-Estephe)

Media Reviews

Jane Anson

Standout quality, delivering squid ink, cocoa bean, espresso, fresh cut herbs, sculpted and impressively confident, with frame and architecture while remaining succulent, and appealing. Will be ready to drink within four or five years of bottling but go for decades. Harvest began here on September 18, with the Cabernets coming in early October, finishing on the 11th (longest harvest on record, 18 days picking over one month). Native yeasts for fermentation after an extensive programme combining many wild yeasts from their vineyard, under the direction of the team Luc Peyronnet and Stéphane Rougé. An exciting estate right now, Philippe Van de Vyvere owner, Veronique Dausse director. Really one to look out for. If you follow my notes I hate saying this, but truly believe this is the best Phélan Ségur that I have tasted En Primeur. 55% new oak for ageing. 95 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2023 Phelan Segur is a powerful, brooding wine. Black cherry, plum, gravel, incense, licorice, dried herbs, lavender and mocha infuse the 2023 with striking complexity. Persistent saline notes lend energy, dimension and shape. The Cabernet Sauvignon really screams with intensity here. Tasted two times. 92-94 points

William Kelley

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2023 Phélan Ségur offers up aromas of cassis, dark berries, licorice and toasty new oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and nicely concentrated palate with plenty of powdery structuring tannin and good length on the finish. It`s a strong effort. 91-93 points

Neal Martin

The 2023 Phelan Segur was picked September 18 to October 11 at 52hL/ha and matured in 55% new oak. This has a very pure bouquet. You can actually tell that there is less SO2 being employed here since it displays that strong crushed strawberry fruit, almost confit-like character, turning more floral with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins. This is very well balanced, though not a Phelan Segur laden with huge concentration (the analytical alcohol is a more restrained 13.54%). There is just a touch of balsamic that perks up the finish, while graphite notes join the chorus line toward the close. Quite an `involving` wine in the cards, this will be fascinating to revisit once in bottle. 92-94 points

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