Phelan Segur 2011

St Estephe, Cru bourgeois

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Tasting Notes

Another sleeper of the vintage, this excellent effort from the Gardinier family reveals a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of mulberries, black cherries and black currants. An absence of herbaceousness gives the wine an attractive plump, fruit-driven mouthfeel with earth, light tannin and structure. Enjoy this excellent 2011 over the next 7-8 years.

Score: 88 Robert Parker, Maturity: 2014-2022 Date: 01 April 2014

A sleeper of the vintage, this is a beautiful follow-up, in a much more challenging vintage, to their exceptional 2009. Deep plum/purple-hued with a nose of mulberries, black currants and cassis, the wine is dense, medium-bodied, ripe for a 2011, with good underlying acidity and a seriously endowed, layered texture. The tannins are present, but well-integrated and ripe. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

Score: 89 - 91 Robert Parker, Maturity: 2012-2024 Date: 30 April 2012

The Phelan-Segur has an attractive bouquet with crisp blackberry and floral aromas, pretty in a similar way to Lilian Ladouys. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp chalky tannins. The oak is well integrated with fine acidity, the finish foursquare but long. Classic Phelan Segur. Tasted April 2012.

Score: 90 - 92 Neal Martin, Date: 30 April 2012

Well-extracted, slightly spicy-gamey black fruits and very good smooth ripe tannins. It shows elegance, depth and class.

Score: 16 - 17 Decanter, Maturity: 2014-2025 Date: 16 April 2012

Ripe, dark and savoury. Lots of oak char on the palate. Dense, firm but there's fruit under there somewhere, just well hidden. Chewy finish with some finishing sweetness. (JH)

Score: 16 - 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2021-2035 Date: 16 April 2012

Stylish, with perfumy black tea, mulled spice and black cherry notes and racy minerality already showing on the finish.

Score: 88 - 91 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Date: 11 April 2012

A wine with blueberry and mineral character and hints of cedar. Full and silky with a lovely texture of tannins for the vintage. Seamless tannins.

Score: 91 - 92 James Suckling, Date: 01 April 2012