No doubt that 2015 is a great year for Chateau Phelan Segur that takes advantage of this vintage to create a complete Saint-Estephe. The nose offers a good luscious attack with fruit purity and remarkable concentration on the palate, which possesses a good structure with much ripped, already silky tannins. Freshness and precision are much appreciated. It is a vibrant wine, composed of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Phelan Segur, a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot aged in 50% new oak, is certainly one of the better offerings from the Saint Estèphe appéllation. For sure, the bouquet is restrained, kept on a leash, but it trots along with crisp blackberry and raspberry fruit, interwoven with an attractive pencil lead note. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin. It is structured and quite bold, considering the storm that swept across the appéllation during harvest, clearly a lot of sorting here that engenders a clean and pure wine with appreciable mineralité and tension on the foursquare finish. If released at a sensible price, then this would be a recommended Saint Estèphe to consumer over 10-12 years.