When he died in 1841, the Château, which was then called Ségur de Garamey, was passed on to his son Frank (1820-1883). A Médoc man at heart, although Irish by birth, Frank Phélan devoted his life to raising the reputation and quality of the estate's wines. Very attached to Saint-Estèphe, he became mayor and remained for thirty years the first magistrate of his commune. At the beginning of the 20th century, Château Ségur de Garramey adopted its modern name of Château Phélan Ségur.Frank Phélan is made from 15 hectares of old vines and a selection of vines less than ten years old. It respects the classic values of the Château by expressing another facet of its terroir. A greedy, intense and crisp fruit with an elegant structure and silky tannins. It is aged for 14 months. Its roundness and suppleness allow it to be appreciated from its youngest years.
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Frank Phélan 2014 offers an intense nose with notes of red fruits, fleshy and perfectly ripe. The attack is greedy with silky tannins that evolve towards sweetness and great sweetness. All the pleasure of the vintage lies in the balance between its perfect controlled tannic structure and the richness of the flavors.
On the nose, the vintage 2012 presents a seductive palette of aromas of red fruits with a beautiful maturity. The texture is delicate with an appetizer dominated by sweetness, gluttony and roundness. The tannins are silky and provide a beautiful density in the middle of the mouth. The finish is sweet and persistent.