2021 Château Rauzan-Ségla Margaux Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2021 Château Rauzan-Ségla  (Margaux) 95
With a nice richness to the color, the wine opens with lilies, roses, coffee bean, Indian spice and black plums. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, refined and silky. There is freshness and energy, along with a nice sweetness to the fruits. There is a touch of chalk at the backend of the finish. You will be able to enjoy this in its youth, which is not always the case here with this age-worthy Margaux. The wine was produced from blending 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, 13% ABV. The harvest took place September 20 to October 8. Drink from 2025-2050. 94-96

With a nice richness to the color, the wine opens with lilies, roses, coffee bean, Indian spice and black plums. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, refined and silky. There is freshness and energy, along with a nice sweetness to the fruits. There is a touch of chalk at the backend of the finish. You will be able to enjoy this in its youth, which is not always the case here with this age-worthy Margaux. The wine was produced from blending 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, 13% ABV. The harvest took place September 20 to October 8. Drink from 2025-2050. 94-96

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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 come 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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