torsdag 12. april 2012
Chateau Phelan Segur 1988, St. Estephe
Vinmøte Lars Ivar 22.3.12:
Mørk vin med snev av lakris, jord og røyk. Tørrer endel, men den har en god friskhet. Syrlig sur/søt frukt, balanserer med medium frukt og med avslepne tanniner. Moden og solid St. Estephe. Man kan si mye om 80 talls Bordeaux, men de leverer varene og skuffer sjelden. 89 poeng.
The grand vin is Château Phélan-Ségur (20000 cases per annum) which is typically 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot and sees 14-18 months in barrel. The second wine is Frank Phélan (12000 cases), introduced in 1986, which sees out 12 months in oak. In addition there are a handful of the wines which deserve at least a nod, the first of which is La Croix Bonis, a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated cuvée which sees 12 months in oak; this is, as far as I can tell, a third wine after Frank Phélan. There is a rosé, Le Rosé de Phélan-Ségur, typically 50% Cabernet Franc with equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as a super-cuvée Fee aux Roses. Beginning with the 2007 vintage (not a great year to start such an ambitious project), this is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot sourced from 4 hectares of the estate's best vines, fermented en barrique, under the direction of Michel Rolland.