CHATEAU PHELAN SEGUR
The Grand Vin of Château Phélan Ségur comes from this magnificent terroir of Saint-Estèphe where power dominates. Strengthened by its origins, Château Phélan Ségur has created its identity based on elegance and finesse. With a certain restraint and great precision, it reveals the purity of the fruit, the accuracy of its structure, the silkiness of its tannins, all with a natural freshness. After long ageing, it reveals a bouquet of a rare complexity, the oak harmoniously integrated. This subtle and authentic balance creates an intense emotion. Château Phélan Ségur is known for its potential to age over several decades. An old vintage opens new aromatic horizons with an unexpected richness: the warmth of spices, the generosity of ripe fruits and the nobility of leather. Its texture is refined, its power is calmed. This fullness is a testimony to the passage of time and this blossoming is the reward of astute patience. Exceptional vintages born of the generosity of Nature transcended by the talent of man. Beyond these undisputed landmarks, there are vintages dear to the team at the Château. They are witnesses to the life of the property and the expression of great emotions.
Harvests: From October 2 to October 15, 2013
Weather conditions :
A very wet and cool spring. A dry summer. One month of September less rainy in the St Estèphe appellation than in the rest of the Médoc allowed us to seek maturity and tackle the harvest serenely.
Homogeneous bud break in early April
Flowering: The freshness of late May early June and heavy rainfall have generally led to a phenomenon of sagging and
Veraison: Spread over the month of August, or even end of August
– Leaf stripping between late June and early July, depending on stress
water level of each plot.
– Stretching on the “sunset” side from September onwards to promote aeration of the bunches.
Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Color: Beautiful intense ruby red color.
Nose: Complex nose blending notes of fruit (strawberry, blackcurrant) and
of aging (vanilla, toasted notes).
Palate: Very nice structure on the palate with tannins that give
consistency in wine and which accompany perfectly
the evolution of flavors.
Finish: The acidity provides freshness and reinforces the astringency at the end of the mouth. One to two
additional years will be necessary to fully appreciate this Phélan Ségur 2013.