Property of Mr Flabby Less
Frank Phelan, 2004, Saint-Estephe, Medoc, Bordeaux
This dark garnet coloured beauty comprise of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. It has a good nose of fresh bouquet of plum and dark fruits (mainly berries). As for taste, I find it clean and with hints of mild clay, tobacco and peppers. I absolutely love the silky smooth texture and velvety cassis taste. Acidity is balanced and tannins are rounded. Structure of wine is pretty firm. Finishing is a tad short but it's still gorgeous nonetheless. This is an easy drinking wine and tastes great on its own. Overall, this wine tastes elegant and sophisticated on the palates.
Frank Phelan is the worthy second label of Chateau Phelan Segur. A second label is produced by the same chateau/wine maker but they use younger grapes, grapes that are not quite ready yet (due to the relative young age of vines) for the first label. Not all bad if you ask me cos the grapes/vines are grown on the same soil as the first label thus offers hints of the first label taste but at second label price. Value for money? You betcha!