Château Phélan Ségur

The history of Château Phélan Ségur goes back to the start of the 19th century when Bernard O’Phelan, an Irish négociant based in Bordeaux, bought two domaines: le Clos de Gamarey, (purchased in 1805) and the domaine of Ségur de Cabanac (purchased in 1810) which make up the Château Ségur de Garramey.The history of Château Phélan Ségur goes back to the start of the 19th century when Bernard O’Phelan, an Irish négociant based in Bordeaux, bought two domaines: le Clos de Gamarey, (purchased in 1805) and the domaine of Ségur de Cabanac (purchased in 1810) which make up the Château Ségur de Garramey. Together with his wife they build in Saint-Estèphe the château that would become a model for the new definition of architecture and viticulture. On the death of Bernard in 1841, the estate was passed on to his son Frank, a médocain at heart as well as a true Irishman who became mayor of Saint-Estèphe and remained in that post for thirty years.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, Château Ségur de Garramey took on its modern name of Château Phélan Ségur. A Palladian-style Château dominates the summit of a hillock that faces the estuary.  It was the first of its kind, not just a prestigious mansion isolated from the production activity but one focused on wine, where the vat room and cellar were incorporated in its heart, in an undeniably superb ensemble. In 1985, Xavier Gardinier bought it from the Dedon family where it remained until 2018 when it was passed on to Philippe Van de Vyvere.

 

Château Phélan-Ségur’s vineyards extend over the eastern part of Saint-Estèphe and include 70 hectares of vines planted in well-drained, clay-gravelly soils. The château places particular attention to the élevage of its wines which always show great finesse and elegance, developing beautifully with age. Thanks to the consistency of its wines and their excellent quality level for prices that are still reasonable, Château Phélan-Ségur represents a sure value in the Saint-Estèphe appellation.

 

Château Phélan Ségur belongs to the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. The Place de Bordeaux lists it in the category of “Grands Crus Classés and Assimilés“. It left the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois with the 2007 vintage.

Winery Size:
70 hectares
Town:
Saint-Estèphe

Related Wines

Château Pelant Segur 2002
Château Phélan Ségur 2002 Saint-Estèphe Bordeaux