Château-Phélan-Ségur Saint Estèphe 2012 - Stone Gate Wine & Spirits
Château-Phélan-Ségur Saint Estèphe 2012

Château-Phélan-Ségur Saint Estèphe 2012

  • we92
  • ws90
  • v89
  • wa87


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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand Château-Phélan-Ségur
Alcohol/vol 13%
Color: Intense and deep red with violet hues. Nose: Beautiful harmony with floral notes supported by flavorful red fruit. Taste: Soft and voluptuous structured wine with great breadth and fleshy tannins. Tasty, precise and persistent.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

As is often the case with Phélan Ségur, there is an excess of wood in this wine. Sometimes it works, as here, because the big, bold fruits are powerful enough to match the toastiness. That suggests a future as a ripe, black-fruited and structured wine with room for juicy acidity. Drink from 2019.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2015
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Offers a dark, dense feel, with layers of fig, blackberry, leather, chestnut, tobacco and loam all carrying through the broad, smoky finish. Features solid fruit, with an ample tug of earth. A solid effort for the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2022. 15,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2015
  • v89

The 2012 Phélan Ségur is a pleasing, mid-weight wine. Dark cherry, iron, smoke, dried flowers are all nicely delineated in the glass. Next to most of its neighbors, Phélan Ségur is quite restrained in style and not at all flashy, but the 2012 will appeal to classicists for its unfussy personality.

Antonio Galloni, January 2016
Wine Advocate
  • wa87

From the Gardinier family, this 2012 has a dense, ruby/purple color, sweet blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, background earth and spice, with moderate, velvety tannins. This medium-bodied wine has good fruit, ripeness and a rather classic mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, April 29, 2015