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Château Phélan Ségur 2023 released En Primeur  

  • Château Phélan Ségur 2023 has been released at £370 per 12×75.  
  • ‘The best Phélan Ségur I have tasted En Primeur’, said Jane Anson, who awarded a score of 95 points.  
  • Buyers looking for value might want to consider the 2019 and 2020 vintages. 

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Phélan Ségur 2023 has been released at €31.2 per bottle ex-négociant, down 16.1% on the 2022 release (€37.20).  

It is being offered by the international trade for £370 per 12×75, a 17.8% decrease on the 2022’s opening price (£450 a case).  

At this price, today’s release is one of the more expensive vintages currently available on the market. Buyers looking for value might consider the 2019 and 2020 vintages. See more pricing analysis below. 

Critical response 

According to William Kelley (The Wine Advocate), ‘the 2023 Phélan Ségur offers up aromas of cassis, dark berries, licorice and toasty new oak’. He awarded a barrel score of 91-93 points.  

‘I truly believe this is the best Phélan Ségur I have tasted En Primeur’ said Jane Anson ,who scored the wine 95 points. She called it ‘sculpted and impressively confident’.  

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded a score of 92-94 points, adding that the wine is ‘very well balanced, though not a Phélan Ségur laden with huge concentration’.  

James Lawther MW (Jancis Robinson) awarded 17/20 points, adding that the wine is ‘worth a punt if the price is right’.  

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) awarded the ‘powerful, brooding’ 2023 a score of 92-94 points. According to him, ‘black cherry, plum, gravel, incense licorice, dried herbs, lavender and mocha infuse the wine with striking complexity’.  

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) gave a score of 92-94 points. In her tasting note, she describes scents of ‘crushed blackcurrants, fresh blackberries, and Morello cherries, giving way to hints of dried Provence herbs, black pepper, and graphite’.  

Pricing analysis 

While today’s release comes at a discount to last year’s, it remains more expensive than many other vintages available on the market. Buyers looking for value opportunities have options in back vintages. 

The 2019 vintage, at a Market Price of £367, is available at a slight discount to today’s release. Receiving 95 points from Neal Martin, his second-highest score of the past decade, it may present reasonable value to buyers. Lisa-Perrotti Brown MW was similarly complimentary of the 2019, awarding the wine her highest score of the decade, 96 points.  

Receiving 94 points from Neal Martin, the 2020 vintage may also be of interest. It is available at a 14.6% discount to today’s release.  

Use our ready-made list to easily spot opportunities in back-vintages of Château Phélan Ségur and other Bordeaux wines. 

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2023 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.      

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