Considered as the greatest vintage in the post-war years, the vintage was first subject to some frosts in March but without great consequence: “the ground is dry” as mentioned in the precious collection « de l’air du temps »produced by the famous broker Tastet Lawton. The very early flowering was then affected by cold weather at the end of May, provoking poor fruit set. Finally, a very dry summer, and very hot September, dried out the grapes: the vines suffered. Abundant rains at the end of September allowed exceptional ripeness to be reached. The combination of a small volume and a strong concentration allowed for an exceptional level of quality to be reached. Right from the vinifications, the colour, richness and sugar and tannins showed themselves to be extraordinary.
Château Phélan Ségur 1961 offers an extremely complex nose, animal with notes of undergrowth, truffles and candied fruit. It shows good freshness, very good power and great concentration. A real silkiness and velvety tannins. The length on the finish is exceptional and the balance is perfect!