2010 Château Rauzan-Ségla Margaux Wine Tasting Note


2010 Château Rauzan-Ségla  (Margaux) 95

Balanced, lifted, full-bodied, complex and heavily perfumed, this beauty is still just a baby waiting to wake up from its slumber. 7 years or so are needed and I'm sure the wine will offer pleasure for decades.

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Give this stunner another decade and you're going to be enjoying an absolute beauty. There is depth of flavor, concentration, perfectly ripe fruits, silky tannins and levels of complexity that will knock you out.

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There is a beautiful sense of symmetry in this wine. With just enough layers of intense, concentrated, ripe, fresh, juicy berries, the wine pops with freshness, elegance and strength. Not as exotic as the 2009, it’s more powerful, concentrated, tannic, bright and perhaps, complex. This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc produced a wine that will demand cellaring. My guess is, patient consumers are going to be rewarded with pleasure.

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Floral, stone, sweet crème de cassis, truffles, boysenberry and violets are easily discovered in the perfume. With ripe tannins, freshness and a long spicy, black raspberry, cocoa and plum jam finish, this delicious Margaux wine is pleasure in the glass. 95-96 Pts

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Rauzan-Segla - Only 45% of the crop was used in the Grand Vin. Produced from an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% alcohol, which is slightly higher than they achieved in 2009. Alluring scents of fresh flowers, truffle, cassis and jammy black plums combine with silk and velvet textures to produce an opulent, powerful, sensuous Margaux that coats your mouth with sensations of supple tannin and intense purity. When comparing this with the highly regarded 2009, it is not a question of quality or score, it’s a matter of style. The 2009 is more sensuous, while the 2010 offers more power and lift from higher acidity. 94-96 Pts.

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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.