Monday, April 11, 2011
Chateau Phelan Segur Sainte Estephe, 1995
This wine is drinking very nicely right now. The color is a medium to deep ruby with a bit of amber forming at the rim. Aromas are very intense--dark cherries, cassis and aromatic herbs. It stops short of being green or herbaceous, however, with notes rather of lead pencil and black tea. There is much of the same on the palate. Medium bodied with lots of life. This bottle was not from my cellar; wish it were, so I could go back for another try in a couple of years.