2007 Phélan-Ségur, St-Estèphe
Fresh berry fruits, light tannins and stalky black currants, sustained by tannins. It is juicy, the wood a mist in the bright fruit flavors. There is some aging potential, maybe 4-5 years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. This is a much better showing of the 2007 than at the UGC last year. It has attractive savoury aromas on the nose with roasted chestnut, soy and a touch of scorched leather. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins, a touch of white pepper and soy, earthy notes towards the finish that shows good length. Very fine. Tasted January 2011. (NM)
A medium-bodied red, with spice and berry character, slightly chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little lean now, but should soften and fill out with some bottle age.
Up-front cherry fruit. Superb. At property this wine showed lots of spice. Good weight, though it was a bit harsh at back end. 25% less than normal production this year. 55% Cab Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. At UGC this wine showed quite nicely & plenty of forward fruit.