The history of the Château goes back to the start of the 19th century when Bernard Phelan, an Irish négociant based in Bordeaux, bought two domaines: le Clos de Gamarey, (purchased in 1805) and the domaine of Ségur de Cabanac (purchased in 1810) which make up the Château Phélan-Ségur. In 1985, Xavier Gardinier bought it from the Dedon family and now he is at its head with his three sons, Thierry, Stéphane and Laurent. The Château Phélan-Ségur vineyard extends over the eastern part of Saint-Estèphe and includes 90 hectares (ha) of vines planted in earth composed of gravel covered in clay sand and a limestone subsoil. The château places particular attention to its élevage, seeking the maximum finesse and elegance. The domaine also makes two second wines, also of Saint Estèphe appellation: Frank Phélan and the Croix Bonis which come from the plots mainly planted in Cabernet-Sauvignon.
About the cuvée
When tasting, the wine of Château Phélan-Ségur has a purple, ruby hue and the mouth senses the aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry associated with floral notes. On the palette, the wine is found to be opulent and full-bodied and benefits from good aging potential.
The best vintages for Château Phélan Ségur :
2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1982, 1975, 1961, 1959
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