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Frank Phelan Saint-Estephe 2011

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for 10 euros at the end of my last trip to France. Saint Estephe is a Bordeaux appellation that was created in 1936[although viticulture in the area goes back centuries], for red wines from the single commune around the village of that name in the north of the Medoc peninsular. Frank Phelan was created in 1986 as the second wine of the well respected cru bourgeois estate of Chateau Phelan Segur. It is named after Frank Phelan [1820-1883] son of founder Bernard Phelhan who served as mayor of Saint Estephe.It is made from the younger vines,consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and was aged in oak barrels for 18 months.i started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken.There is some intense blackberry and bramble style fruit with a suggestion of coffee or cigar smoke and some well structured tannins.In short this was a lovely wine that went well with the chicken.

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Château Phélan-ségur:
At the begining of the 19th century Irishman Bernard Phelan bought the two vineyards of Clos de Caramay and Segur de Cabanac and founded the modern estate.The Gardinier family [www.gardinier.com] took over in 1985 and undertook a programe of renovations but sold up to a Belgian investor Philippe van de Vyere in 2017. This is a Cru Bourgeois estate of 70 hectares making three wines,the grande ... Read more
At the begining of the 19th century Irishman Bernard Phelan bought the two vineyards of Clos de Caramay and Segur de Cabanac and founded the modern estate.The Gardinier family [www.gardinier.com] took over in 1985 and undertook a programe of renovations but sold up to a Belgian investor Philippe van de Vyere in 2017. This is a Cru Bourgeois estate of 70 hectares making three wines,the grande wine,a second wine called Frank Phelan,and a merlot dominated cuvee called La Croix Bonis. Michel Roland is the consultant. Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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11/07/2017

I bought this bottle of wine for 10 euros at the end of my last trip to France. Saint Estephe is a Bordeaux appellation that was created in 1936[although viticulture in the area goes back centuries], for red wines from the single commune around the village of that name in the north of the Medoc peninsular. Frank Phelan was created in 1986 as the second wine of the well respected cru bourgeois estate of Chateau Phelan Segur. It is named after Frank Phelan [1820-1883] son of founder Bernard Phelhan who served as mayor of Saint Estephe.It is made from the younger vines,consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and was aged in oak barrels for 18 months.i started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken.There is some intense blackberry and bramble style fruit with a suggestion of coffee or cigar smoke and some well structured tannins.In short this was a lovely wine that went well with the chicken.




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