2014 Saint-Estèphe from Bordeaux
The 2014 Chateau Phélan Ségur is very well-produced. The nose is ample with a large aromatic palette of black fruits, released on good freshness. The whole is blended in refreshing red petal, fresh liquorice and black pepper notes. On the palate, this Saint-Estèphe is captivating by the juicy, fleshy and creamy aspect of its tannins; this delicate sappy aspect confers it its charm. This wine is a real success in a more charming, although less strong, character than usual.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Phelan-Segur has quite a punchy nose with blackberry, iris and iodine scents that shoot from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasant chewiness on the entry. This segues into a well balanced middle with well-judged acidity, crisp black fruit infused with graphite and a touch of sea salt towards the finish. It might not quite have the finesse of the top Saint Estèphe's, but there is clearly decent length and energy here. Tasted twice with consistent notes.