Phelan Segur 2018 has been released at €31.20 per bottle ex-negociant, up 8.3% on the 2017 release price of €28.80. It is being offered by the international trade at £425 per 12×75, an increase of 18.1% in sterling terms on the 2017 release of £360 per case.
James Suckling, who awarded the wine 95-96 points, commented that “this is the most powerful Phélan Segur [he has] ever tasted”.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous), who scored it 91-94 points, seemed to agree. In his tasting note, he said that “the 2018 Phelan Segur is another in a strong series of wines from this re-born property. Deep and persistent on the palate, the 2018 has a lot to offer.”
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Advocate) also reviewed today’s release in barrel, giving it 93-95 points. She described it as “medium to full-bodied with a solid backbone of grainy tannins and seamless freshness”.
At this price level, the 2018 stands above all other vintages displayed in the chart above. The physical 2016 is currently 14.1% cheaper. The 2006, with twelve years of bottle age, now retails at nearly 30% discount to today’s release.
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Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including:
- Critic scores
- Release prices
- Bordeaux 2018 analysis tool [members only]
- The conversation on social media
- Liv-ex’s fair value methodology