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Château Phélan Ségur Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 1990

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Château Phélan-ségur:
It wasn't mere chance that led Bernard Phelan, a young Irish wine broker, to leave his homeland at the end of the 18th century and settle in Bordeaux. At that time, the city was a major trading centre with the British Isles. The families that did business together, buying and selling the wines produced in the region, formed close tics. These relationships sometimes led to marriages, and notably... Read more
It wasn't mere chance that led Bernard Phelan, a young Irish wine broker, to leave his homeland at the end of the 18th century and settle in Bordeaux. At that time, the city was a major trading centre with the British Isles. The families that did business together, buying and selling the wines produced in the region, formed close tics. These relationships sometimes led to marriages, and notably that of Bernard Phelan to one of the daughters of Daniel Guestier, a well-known merchant in the market. With the benefit of his father-inlaw's experience, he was able to sum thinking about making his own wines, in order to do this, he acquired Ie Clos dc Caramey. located in Saint-Esiephe, in 1805. followed in 1810 by the Segur de Cabanac estate to complement his first acquisition. He thus created a magnificent wine-producing domain that remains practically unchanged today. When he died in 1841. Bernard Phelan Ieft this vast estate, known from then on under the combined name ot Chateau Segur de Garamey, to his son Frank. The latter though of Irish stock, was a Medoc man in his heart, and devoted his lite to promoting the renown and improving the quality of the wines produced on his property. In addition, he became the mayor of Saint-Esstephe, holding the post for thirty years. Read less

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