2016 Phelan Segur St Estephe

2016 Phelan Segur St Estephe

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Phelan Segur St Estephe
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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Full of intesity and "inner sweetness", this is one of the best value wines in St Estephe. Phelan Segur has a decent amount of gravel in the soils, allowing Cabernet its proper drainage, while the other water-retaining clay soils and 30 metre hills allow Merlot to flourish – especially in the alternately wet and desperately dry 2016. Huge depth and presence is powerful yet restrained, with toasty black fruit and florals in a dense and satisfying core. With the estate's largest plot bordering the famous second growth Chateau Montrose, the Phelan Ségur is winning value this vintage

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$99.99 in mixed 6+ or $110.00 per bottle



55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot

Its Origins

Château Phélan-Ségur is a Cru Bourgeois St. Estèphe property that produces textbook meaty, solid and long-lived St. Estèphes. It was bought by Xavier Gardinier in 1985 and is now run by his sons, Thierry and Laurent. Phélan-Ségur's 66 hectares of vineyards are well-sited near the Grionde estuary and lies on well drained gravel soils. The vineyards are bordered by those of Château Montrose and Château Calon-Ségur. Phélan-Ségur's wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and the wine is then matured in oak barriques (30% new) for 15 months. Phélan-Ségur usually requires at least 5-7 years of bottle ageing to show at its best and the best vintages can continue improving for up to 15 years.

What The Critics Say

92-94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin

"The 2016 Phelan-Segur has a really quite superb bouquet, quite Pauillac-like in style with graphite-infused black fruit, subtle tertiary notes and later, pressed flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is plenty of tobacco-infused black fruit here, crisp and focused with a lovely salinity on the finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a strong follow-up to the excellent 2015 and may even surpass it. This is a Saint-Estephe that is getting better and better." Drink 2022 - 2045

91-94/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2016 Phélan Ségur is one of the best recent versions of this wine I can remember tasting. Inky, powerful and explosive, it boasts striking inner sweetness and density. The high percentage of Merlot in 2016 gives the wine its striking texture and racy feel. Smoke, crushed rocks, savory herbs, licorice and crème de cassis notes develop with time in the glass, but it is the wine's voluptuous feel and palate intensity that are most remarkable today. I can't wait to see how the 2016 ages. Tasted three times."

17-/20 JancisRobinson.com

"Comfortable, well-balanced, bone-dry rendition. Very appetising. Very dry finish. Classical build. Far from heavy. Meaty and spicy and very agreeable to drink! " Drink 2025 - 2040

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2022 - 2045

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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