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“Ségur is a name that might rings bells with some of you – the House of Ségur is an old French noble family dating back to the 9th century. The Marquis de Ségur, Nicholas Alexandre (1697 – 1755) was the largest owner of vineyards in Bordeaux (owning three First Growths: Latour, Lafite and Mouton, as well as Calon Ségur and Pontet Canet, amongst others) which earned him the nickname Prince of Vines from King Louis XV.
It has flavours of rich blackberry cassis, ripe raspberries, cedar and spice with a hint of black cherry, herbs and earthiness. The tannins are velvety and supple; the wine is very well balanced and has a lovely long finish. Roc de Ségur is an excellent food wine that pairs brilliantly with roast duck, venison, pheasant, lamb, beef and rich casseroles.
Château Roc de Ségur is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The limestone here is very close to the surface and the wine is typical of the terroir. A rich ruby purple colour in the glass Roc de Segur will benefit from a couple of hours decanting to do it full justice. This is a lovely wine and a benchmark for good honest claret.”
A great wine review from bordeaux-undiscovered.co.uk and written by Nick Stephens. Nick is the owner of Bordeaux-Unidscovered and a wine merchant expert with over 35 years of experience. He also has an international reputation as a critic. Wines from Bordeaux Undiscovered are low production wines made by producers using traditional methods handed down from father to son/daughter over many generations. These wines are now available on the UK market.