AWARDS AND REVIEWS
94 points Antonio Galloni-Vinous
In 2016, the high-end of Merlot in 2016 gives the wine" The 2016 Phelan Ségur is one of the best recent versions of this wine Its striking texture and racy feel., can not wait to see how the 2016. Tasted three times. "
94 points Decanter
"They finished picking here on 25th October, one of the latest ever harvests at Phélan." Feathery tannins and a fresh, ripe but crunchy aspect to the fruit gives a real sense of vivacity and grip It's full of life with silky, extremely pliable tannins (the IPT comes in at 89, but they reflect the signature blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, aged in 50% new oak. "
93 points Wine Spectator
This is a touch old-school, with bay and tobacco notes out front followed by alder, warm earth and steeped black currant flavors. The grippy finish lets the fruit and earth notes wrestle a bit, leaving a chewy feel. Will settle with cellaring, but this is not for fans of finesse. Best from 2022 through 2035 —James Molesworth
94-95 points James Suckling
A great fragrant red with blackberry and blueberry aromas plus hints of blackcurrants." Full-bodied, powerful and structured. "Very muscular and intense wine."
17- / 20 points Jancis Robinson
"Comfortable, well-balanced, bone-dry rendition. Very appetizing. Very dry finish. Classical build. Far from heavy. Meaty and spicy and very agreeable to drink!"
92-94 / 100 points
92 points Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Phélan Ségur gives elegant red and black currants, kirsch and black berries with violets and chocolate box scents plus a waft of cigars. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, fine grained and fresh with great vibrancy and mineral notes on the finish.—by Lisa Perrotti-Brown
92-94 points Falstaff
"Deep dark ruby garnet, opaque core, subtle edge brightening, dark berry fruit with hints of candied orange zest, delicate spicy notes, multi-faceted bouquet, full-bodied, extra sweet, ripe cherries and plums, well-integrated, supporting tannins, complex and persistent, a substantial accompaniment, safe maturing potential for many years. "