1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla Margaux Wine Tasting Note

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1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla  (Margaux) 89

Medium-bodied, firm, structured and bordering on austere, the wine is better on the earthy, tobacco, cedar, smoke, cherry and forest infused nose than on the crisp, bright, classic palate. The wine is firm and fresh, with an herbal, leafy leaning to the fruit. Those with a love for truly classic Bordeaux will be more fond of this wine than I am.

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rauzan Segla Chateau Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Rauzan Segla, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Rauzan Segla is not a wine to drink on the young side. The wine is usually far too tannic, powerful and reserved during its youth. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 3-4 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Rauzan Segla is usually better with at least 12-15 years of bottle age.

Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Rauzan Segla offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 18 and 35 years of age after the vintage.

Rauzan Segla is meant to age. Allowing the wine time to develop the complexity, aromas and silky textures that comes with cellaring is the best way to enjoy Rauzan Segla. With time, the wine offers complex spicy and floral aromatics, purity of fruit, refined textures, concentration and harmony that few other wines deliver.

Serving Chateau Rauzan Segla with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Rauzan Segla is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Rauzan Segla is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Rauzan Segla is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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