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Château Rauzan-Ségla

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2023
97
Dark in color, the array of floral notes shoot out with violets, lilacs, and roses. From there you find truffle, red and black fruits, cigar box and cedar also come IT is It is the striking nose powered by violets, and lilacs that gets the wine going, before finding all the currants, black cherries, mint, and spice in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, energetic, long, deep, and rich. There is purity, paired with opulence in the long, vibrant, velvet-textured finish, with just a hint of chalk that appears on the backend. The wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. Once aging, this is a new, record-setting percentage of Cabernet in the blend. 14% Press wine. 13.5% ABV, 3.6 pH. The harvest took place September 7 - September 20. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin was produced from 50% of the harvest. Drink from 2029-2065. 96-98 Pts.

Dark in color, the array of floral notes shoot out with violets, lilacs, and roses. From there you find truffle, red and black fruits, cigar box and cedar also come IT is It is the striking nose powered by violets, and lilacs that gets the wine going, before finding all the currants, black cherries, mint, and spice in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, energetic, long, deep, and rich. There is purity, paired with opulence in the long, vibrant, velvet-textured finish, with just a hint of chalk that appears on the backend. The wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. Once aging, this is a new, record-setting percentage of Cabernet in the blend. 14% Press wine. 13.5% ABV, 3.6 pH. The harvest took place September 7 - September 20. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin was produced from 50% of the harvest. Drink from 2029-2065. 96-98 Pts.

1,352 Views   Tasted
2022
97
Dark in color, the array of floral notes shoot out with violets, lilacs, and roses. From there you find truffle, red and black fruits, cigar box and cedar also come through in the nose. While the perfume is catchy, it is on the palate where the wine takes off. Texturally, the wine is drenched in velvet. There is intensity, richness, and concentration, as well as weightlessness on the palate. With this wine, the seamless finish must be felt, as well as tasted. The wine is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot. This marks the highest percentage of Cabernet in the blend and with 17% press wine in the blend, it is the highest portion of press wine as well. 14.5% ABV, 3.7 pH. The harvest took place September 2 - September 28. This is the earliest start to a harvest for Rauzan Segla. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin was produced from 50% of the harvest. Drink from 2027-2065. 96-98 Pts.

Dark in color, the array of floral notes shoot out with violets, lilacs, and roses. From there you find truffle, red and black fruits, cigar box and cedar also come through in the nose. While the perfume is catchy, it is on the palate where the wine takes off. Texturally, the wine is drenched in velvet. There is intensity, richness, and concentration, as well as weightlessness on the palate. With this wine, the seamless finish must be felt, as well as tasted. The wine is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot. This marks the highest percentage of Cabernet in the blend and with 17% press wine in the blend, it is the highest portion of press wine as well. 14.5% ABV, 3.7 pH. The harvest took place September 2 - September 28. This is the earliest start to a harvest for Rauzan Segla. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin was produced from 50% of the harvest. Drink from 2027-2065. 96-98 Pts.

4,374 Views   Tasted
2021
96
The complex aromatics here pop with dried flowers, espresso, cigar wrapper, spice, brown sugar and an array of red with black fruits. The wine is elegant, refined, fresh, silky and fresh. The fruits are sweet, pure, refined and defined. In fact, this is so good, it would be a success in any vintage. But, in 2021, it is a screaming success and is clearly one of the wines of the vintage! Drink from 2026-2052.

The complex aromatics here pop with dried flowers, espresso, cigar wrapper, spice, brown sugar and an array of red with black fruits. The wine is elegant, refined, fresh, silky and fresh. The fruits are sweet, pure, refined and defined. In fact, this is so good, it would be a success in any vintage. But, in 2021, it is a screaming success and is clearly one of the wines of the vintage! Drink from 2026-2052.

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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

4,677 Views   Tasted
2020
98
The complex perfume stands out with its array of flowers, cinnamon, currants, cherries, cigar box, and touch of tobacco. The wine is full-bodied, deep, sensuous, silky and yes, sexy, finishing with a wealth of expansive fruit, espresso and dark cocoa that holds our focus for over 50 seconds. Drink from 2027-2060.

The complex perfume stands out with its array of flowers, cinnamon, currants, cherries, cigar box, and touch of tobacco. The wine is full-bodied, deep, sensuous, silky and yes, sexy, finishing with a wealth of expansive fruit, espresso and dark cocoa that holds our focus for over 50 seconds. Drink from 2027-2060.

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Incredibly dark in color, the wine explodes with violets, boysenberry, cigar box, graphite, blackberry, plum, black cherry, toasty oak and spice. Full-bodied, with a fabulous depth of flavor, energy, purity and refinement, the wine is long, intense and silky. The finish, with its velvet-drenched layers of fruits, entices you to take another sip, simply because it is that good. The finish holds for close to 50 seconds, leaving you with a wealth of expansive fruit, espresso and dark cocoa. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV, pH 3.74. The harvest took place September 8 - September 29. 97-99 Pts

Incredibly dark in color, the wine explodes with violets, boysenberry, cigar box, graphite, blackberry, plum, black cherry, toasty oak and spice. Full-bodied, with a fabulous depth of flavor, energy, purity and refinement, the wine is long, intense and silky. The finish, with its velvet-drenched layers of fruits, entices you to take another sip, simply because it is that good. The finish holds for close to 50 seconds, leaving you with a wealth of expansive fruit, espresso and dark cocoa. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV, pH 3.74. The harvest took place September 8 - September 29. 97-99 Pts

8,566 Views   Tasted
2019
97
Silky, seductive and sensuous, the nose, with its blend of flowers, tobacco leaf, espresso bean, violets, roses and red pit fruits is already quite showy. Medium/full-bodied, fresh, vibrant, clean and pure, the fruit offers length, depth and complexity. But it will need a bit of time to fully express its essence. If you have a bit of patience, it will be worth the wait. Drink from 2030-2060.

Silky, seductive and sensuous, the nose, with its blend of flowers, tobacco leaf, espresso bean, violets, roses and red pit fruits is already quite showy. Medium/full-bodied, fresh, vibrant, clean and pure, the fruit offers length, depth and complexity. But it will need a bit of time to fully express its essence. If you have a bit of patience, it will be worth the wait. Drink from 2030-2060.

7,387 Views   Tasted
2018
98
A contender for the finest vintage of Rauzan Segla ever produced, the wine hits all the right notes starting with its complex perfume which is already showing off its lilacs, violets, tobacco leaf, forest floor, espresso and array of red and black fruits. On the palate, the wine really shines due to its depth of flavor, power, concentration, sensuous, elegant textures and its silk and velvet wrapped finish clocking in at 60 seconds, or more. Give it ten years or just a bit longer and this beauty will shine for 2-3 decades after that. The wine blends 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot 14% ABV.

A contender for the finest vintage of Rauzan Segla ever produced, the wine hits all the right notes starting with its complex perfume which is already showing off its lilacs, violets, tobacco leaf, forest floor, espresso and array of red and black fruits. On the palate, the wine really shines due to its depth of flavor, power, concentration, sensuous, elegant textures and its silk and velvet wrapped finish clocking in at 60 seconds, or more. Give it ten years or just a bit longer and this beauty will shine for 2-3 decades after that. The wine blends 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot 14% ABV.

9,854 Views   Tasted
Inky garnet with purple accents in the hue, the depth of color reveals only part of the story. The perfume, with its violets, espresso, smoke, tobacco leaf and a sea of stand out ripe, dark red fruits ranging from blackberry to plum. On the palate, the wine is plush, dense and full-bodied yet it glides. Already expressive in the nose and mouth, the finish matches perfectly with its outstanding level of purity, extract and freshness. Is this better than the majestic 2015 or the strong 2016? Perhaps it is! I'm waiting for a blind tasting. Give it ten years or just a bit longer and this beauty will shine for decades after that. The wine was produced from blending 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, reaching 14.0% ABV with a pH of 3.8. The harvest took place September 12 to October 11. The Grand Vin was made from 45% of the harvest. 97-99 Pts

Inky garnet with purple accents in the hue, the depth of color reveals only part of the story. The perfume, with its violets, espresso, smoke, tobacco leaf and a sea of stand out ripe, dark red fruits ranging from blackberry to plum. On the palate, the wine is plush, dense and full-bodied yet it glides. Already expressive in the nose and mouth, the finish matches perfectly with its outstanding level of purity, extract and freshness. Is this better than the majestic 2015 or the strong 2016? Perhaps it is! I'm waiting for a blind tasting. Give it ten years or just a bit longer and this beauty will shine for decades after that. The wine was produced from blending 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, reaching 14.0% ABV with a pH of 3.8. The harvest took place September 12 to October 11. The Grand Vin was made from 45% of the harvest. 97-99 Pts

10,442 Views   Tasted
2017
95
One of the top wines of the appellation, this gorgeous, soft, polished, silky, fresh, charmer comes with loads of ripe, lush, sweet fruit. The entry is soft, clean and fresh. The mid-palate and finish leave with the impression of ripe, dark red and black, elegantly style fruits. This could take at least a decade before it starts showing its best.

One of the top wines of the appellation, this gorgeous, soft, polished, silky, fresh, charmer comes with loads of ripe, lush, sweet fruit. The entry is soft, clean and fresh. The mid-palate and finish leave with the impression of ripe, dark red and black, elegantly style fruits. This could take at least a decade before it starts showing its best.

4,990 Views   Tasted
Deep in color, this wine is violets, licorice, coffee bean, thyme and ripe red fruits which take no effort to find. The wine is luxurious, concentrated and bright with a texture that feels like the deep fruits were polished with velvet. On the palate, there is a sweetness and juicy quality to the fruit combined with energy and a kiss of oak. Give this a decade or just a bit longer and this beauty will really shine. The wine was produced from blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.0% ABV with a pH of 3.68. The harvest took place September 12 to September 28. The Grand Vin was made from 55% of the harvest.

Deep in color, this wine is violets, licorice, coffee bean, thyme and ripe red fruits which take no effort to find. The wine is luxurious, concentrated and bright with a texture that feels like the deep fruits were polished with velvet. On the palate, there is a sweetness and juicy quality to the fruit combined with energy and a kiss of oak. Give this a decade or just a bit longer and this beauty will really shine. The wine was produced from blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.0% ABV with a pH of 3.68. The harvest took place September 12 to September 28. The Grand Vin was made from 55% of the harvest.

7,934 Views   Tasted
2016
97
Still young, but you can find hints of tobacco leaf, truffle, herbs and flowers poke through the ripe, red and dark red fruits. The wine is concentrated, silky, uplifting and generous, as well as long, fresh pure. This wine will need 12-15 years before it really starts opening and showing its true essence.

Still young, but you can find hints of tobacco leaf, truffle, herbs and flowers poke through the ripe, red and dark red fruits. The wine is concentrated, silky, uplifting and generous, as well as long, fresh pure. This wine will need 12-15 years before it really starts opening and showing its true essence.

7,978 Views   Tasted
Depth of flavor, complexity, energy and concentration are easy to see. And so is the gorgeous, floral, red berry, licorice, earth and gentle smoke tones. Silky, sweet and fresh, this is going to need 12-15 years before it really starts opening.

Depth of flavor, complexity, energy and concentration are easy to see. And so is the gorgeous, floral, red berry, licorice, earth and gentle smoke tones. Silky, sweet and fresh, this is going to need 12-15 years before it really starts opening.

8,790 Views   Tasted
Concentrated, fresh, lively, clean and pure, with loads of floral, earth, tobacco and black cherry nuances. The wine is multi layered, full-bodied, silky and vibrant, requiring 12-15 years in the cellar or more to show its best.

Concentrated, fresh, lively, clean and pure, with loads of floral, earth, tobacco and black cherry nuances. The wine is multi layered, full-bodied, silky and vibrant, requiring 12-15 years in the cellar or more to show its best.

8,816 Views   Tasted
Deep in color with violets and licorice that take no effort to find, this wine is luxurious and concentrated and feels like ripe black fruits polished with velvet. There is a sweetness combined with a quintessence of fruit that will send your mind to Bordeaux no matter where you take your first sip. The wine was produced from blending 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.6 and is aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for 18 months before bottling. The harvest took place from September 20 to October 4 for the Merlot and from October 10 to October 15 for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine represents only 50% of the harvest.

Deep in color with violets and licorice that take no effort to find, this wine is luxurious and concentrated and feels like ripe black fruits polished with velvet. There is a sweetness combined with a quintessence of fruit that will send your mind to Bordeaux no matter where you take your first sip. The wine was produced from blending 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.6 and is aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for 18 months before bottling. The harvest took place from September 20 to October 4 for the Merlot and from October 10 to October 15 for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine represents only 50% of the harvest.

10,061 Views   Tasted
2015
98
The intense floral display in the nose is on fire and is made even better with the addition of sweet currants, smoke, blackberries, and earth. As good as the perfume is, it is on the palate, with its layers of silky, energetic, rich, elegant red and black fruits that is the show stopper here. Still young, but in a nice place to pop a cork if you prefer wines more on the fruit, than on the secondary side. Drink from 2023-2055.

The intense floral display in the nose is on fire and is made even better with the addition of sweet currants, smoke, blackberries, and earth. As good as the perfume is, it is on the palate, with its layers of silky, energetic, rich, elegant red and black fruits that is the show stopper here. Still young, but in a nice place to pop a cork if you prefer wines more on the fruit, than on the secondary side. Drink from 2023-2055.

6,613 Views   Tasted
Incredibly polished and silky on the palate, the wine is deep, concentrated, luscious and sexy. Even though this is just a baby in terms of its evolution, the wine already offers flowers, spice box, licorice and sweet blackberry aromas. Full bodied, with the tanninsnd structure to age for decades, the wine offers purity of fruit, energy and complexity. The finish remains with you for at least 50 seconds! This could be the best wine the estate has ever produced.

Incredibly polished and silky on the palate, the wine is deep, concentrated, luscious and sexy. Even though this is just a baby in terms of its evolution, the wine already offers flowers, spice box, licorice and sweet blackberry aromas. Full bodied, with the tanninsnd structure to age for decades, the wine offers purity of fruit, energy and complexity. The finish remains with you for at least 50 seconds! This could be the best wine the estate has ever produced.

11,801 Views   Tasted
I've tasted this wine multiple times, from barrel and bottle, and each time it has shown improvement. Liquid silk on the palate, the wine is deep, concentrated, luscious and sexy. It is full bodied, with the tannins to age for decades. But these tannins are velvet textured. The wine offers purity of fruit, energy and complexity. This could be the best wine the estate has ever produced.

I've tasted this wine multiple times, from barrel and bottle, and each time it has shown improvement. Liquid silk on the palate, the wine is deep, concentrated, luscious and sexy. It is full bodied, with the tannins to age for decades. But these tannins are velvet textured. The wine offers purity of fruit, energy and complexity. This could be the best wine the estate has ever produced.

12,470 Views   Tasted
On target to place among the top wines ever produced at Rauzan Segla, this wine has it all. Florals, fruit, freshness, silky textures and a decadent, hedonistic personality. This should hit the top of my score range with ease.

On target to place among the top wines ever produced at Rauzan Segla, this wine has it all. Florals, fruit, freshness, silky textures and a decadent, hedonistic personality. This should hit the top of my score range with ease.

12,314 Views   Tasted
Florals, licorice, tobacco, truffle, violets and ripe, sweet, fruits create the complex perfume. Soft, rich and polished, this wine feels like silk and velvet on the palate. Weight and density provide you with a concentration of raw materials while the finesse-styled finish lingers and expands. From a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.% ABV with a pH of 3.7. Aging in 65% new, French oak barrels for 18 months before bottling, it represents 45% of the production. The harvest took place from September 10 to October 9. This is the debut vintage for the new director Nicolas Audebert. Bravo for your first effort! 95 - 97 Pts

Florals, licorice, tobacco, truffle, violets and ripe, sweet, fruits create the complex perfume. Soft, rich and polished, this wine feels like silk and velvet on the palate. Weight and density provide you with a concentration of raw materials while the finesse-styled finish lingers and expands. From a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.% ABV with a pH of 3.7. Aging in 65% new, French oak barrels for 18 months before bottling, it represents 45% of the production. The harvest took place from September 10 to October 9. This is the debut vintage for the new director Nicolas Audebert. Bravo for your first effort! 95 - 97 Pts

10,924 Views   Tasted
2014
92
Truffle, cherry pipe tobacco and earthy scents are right out in front. Medium bodied, soft, energetic and feminine, give the wine 5-7 years to add more dimension and flesh.

Truffle, cherry pipe tobacco and earthy scents are right out in front. Medium bodied, soft, energetic and feminine, give the wine 5-7 years to add more dimension and flesh.

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With the opening essence suggesting florals, fennel, cocoa, cassis and blackberry upon the nose, this wine is medium/full-bodied with delectably dark fruits, silky tannins and brightness in the finish. From a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. The Grand Vin represents only 40% of the harvest. 93-94 Pts

With the opening essence suggesting florals, fennel, cocoa, cassis and blackberry upon the nose, this wine is medium/full-bodied with delectably dark fruits, silky tannins and brightness in the finish. From a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. The Grand Vin represents only 40% of the harvest. 93-94 Pts

5,074 Views   Tasted
2013
91
A very good wine for the vintage. Produced in a forward, up front style, the wine offers soft textures, medium body and a fresh, sweet, bright, cherry and plum profile, with earth and flowers tossed in for complexity. This will improve with a few years of bottle age.

A very good wine for the vintage. Produced in a forward, up front style, the wine offers soft textures, medium body and a fresh, sweet, bright, cherry and plum profile, with earth and flowers tossed in for complexity. This will improve with a few years of bottle age.

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From a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Caberent Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. With yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare, the Grand Vin was made from 39% of the crop. Lead pencil, cedar and blackberry notes open to a medium-bodied wine made with a much-needed light touch. This vintage represents a lighter expression of Rauzan Segla, which will be drinkable early. 90-92 Pts

From a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Caberent Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. With yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare, the Grand Vin was made from 39% of the crop. Lead pencil, cedar and blackberry notes open to a medium-bodied wine made with a much-needed light touch. This vintage represents a lighter expression of Rauzan Segla, which will be drinkable early. 90-92 Pts

2,287 Views   Tasted
2012
93
Right off the bat, the floral-inspired, attention-seeking perfume gets you. Medium-bodied, quite vibrant, fresh, and straightforward on the palate, the bright red berries, touch of herbs, and crispness provide a classic, Margaux tasting experience. Drink from 2022-2045.

Right off the bat, the floral-inspired, attention-seeking perfume gets you. Medium-bodied, quite vibrant, fresh, and straightforward on the palate, the bright red berries, touch of herbs, and crispness provide a classic, Margaux tasting experience. Drink from 2022-2045.

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This was good in the barrel, but it’s so much better in the bottle with its complex nose of floral, black cherry, truffle, thyme and black plum aromas. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, with silky smooth tannins and freshness that lingers on your palate. Offered at a fair price, coupled with the ability to age and develop, if you like Margaux, this deserves a place in your cellar.

This was good in the barrel, but it’s so much better in the bottle with its complex nose of floral, black cherry, truffle, thyme and black plum aromas. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, with silky smooth tannins and freshness that lingers on your palate. Offered at a fair price, coupled with the ability to age and develop, if you like Margaux, this deserves a place in your cellar.

8,835 Views   Tasted
With 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37.5% Merlot, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a PH of 3.67. Sporting a deep, ruby color, the wine is fresh, sweet, soft and spicy. The ample tannins are silky. There is a polished core of cherries, licorice and cassis in the finish. 92-94 Pts

With 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37.5% Merlot, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a PH of 3.67. Sporting a deep, ruby color, the wine is fresh, sweet, soft and spicy. The ample tannins are silky. There is a polished core of cherries, licorice and cassis in the finish. 92-94 Pts

8,376 Views   Tasted
2011
92
This would be a nice wine in any vintage, but it's a true accomplishment in 2011. Truffle, earth, plums, black cherry and spice aromas come to the surface with ease. The fruit is bright, with good freshness and balance, finishing with sweet, ripe berries. The wine demands at least 5 years in the cellar before showing what it has to offer.

This would be a nice wine in any vintage, but it's a true accomplishment in 2011. Truffle, earth, plums, black cherry and spice aromas come to the surface with ease. The fruit is bright, with good freshness and balance, finishing with sweet, ripe berries. The wine demands at least 5 years in the cellar before showing what it has to offer.

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Blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, which is very similar to the blend used in 2010, the wine reached 13% ABV, which is 1% less than last year. Deep ruby with purple accents in the color, the wine opens with flowers, while stone, blackberry liqueur and truffle scents are easy to find. Rich, round, medium/full-bodied with elegant textures, the wine finishes with fresh cassis, bitter chocolate and black raspberry. 92-93 Pts

Blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, which is very similar to the blend used in 2010, the wine reached 13% ABV, which is 1% less than last year. Deep ruby with purple accents in the color, the wine opens with flowers, while stone, blackberry liqueur and truffle scents are easy to find. Rich, round, medium/full-bodied with elegant textures, the wine finishes with fresh cassis, bitter chocolate and black raspberry. 92-93 Pts

3,208 Views   Tasted
2010
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.

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.

7,539 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

8,860 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

10,315 Views   Tasted
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

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% ABV, 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.

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% ABV, 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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2009
95
The truffle, cigar box, cedar, floral, citrus and dark red fruit notes are almost at their secondary stage. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, silky, fresh, rich and supple. The berries and floral character with their sweetness and lift feels as good as it tastes. With 2 hours in the decanter, this is a stunner, else wait about 5 more years and drink over the next 2 decades with ease.

The truffle, cigar box, cedar, floral, citrus and dark red fruit notes are almost at their secondary stage. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, silky, fresh, rich and supple. The berries and floral character with their sweetness and lift feels as good as it tastes. With 2 hours in the decanter, this is a stunner, else wait about 5 more years and drink over the next 2 decades with ease.

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Once past the label, this stunning Margaux has it all going on! From a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, this delicious, sexy textured woine features layers of juicy ripe, opulent, pure berries. The wine has depth, concentration and freshness. The perfume grabs your attention with its floral, spice, truffle, stone and cassis scents, this is a serious Margaux that will age and develop for decades. This is the best young Rauzan Segla I have ever tasted! Although, the 2010 will give it a run for the money, in a different style.

Once past the label, this stunning Margaux has it all going on! From a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, this delicious, sexy textured woine features layers of juicy ripe, opulent, pure berries. The wine has depth, concentration and freshness. The perfume grabs your attention with its floral, spice, truffle, stone and cassis scents, this is a serious Margaux that will age and develop for decades. This is the best young Rauzan Segla I have ever tasted! Although, the 2010 will give it a run for the money, in a different style.

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2009 Rauzan Segla is deep ruby. The perfume offers jammy blackberry, fudge, fennel, earth, spice, and floral notes. Full bodied with a rich texture, round tannins, and structure to age, this sublime wine ends with long, pure sensations of sweet berries. 94/96 Pts

2009 Rauzan Segla is deep ruby. The perfume offers jammy blackberry, fudge, fennel, earth, spice, and floral notes. Full bodied with a rich texture, round tannins, and structure to age, this sublime wine ends with long, pure sensations of sweet berries. 94/96 Pts

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2008
92
With a shifting in color to show its maturity, the wine opens with tobacco, cedar, herbs, Christmas spice and forest notes to accompany the red fruits. Medium/full bodied, with a classic leaning, the tannins are just starting to soften. The fruit is a bit strict on the palate at this moment. In time, perhaps, 5-8 years, the wine should develop softer textures, along with more aromatic complexity.

With a shifting in color to show its maturity, the wine opens with tobacco, cedar, herbs, Christmas spice and forest notes to accompany the red fruits. Medium/full bodied, with a classic leaning, the tannins are just starting to soften. The fruit is a bit strict on the palate at this moment. In time, perhaps, 5-8 years, the wine should develop softer textures, along with more aromatic complexity.

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2008 Rauzan Segla, with floral, boysenberry, cassis, tobacco, oak and spicy scents, this full bodied wine already feels soft and silky in the mouth. The wine finishes with sweet ripe, berries and chocolate. 93 Pts

2008 Rauzan Segla, with floral, boysenberry, cassis, tobacco, oak and spicy scents, this full bodied wine already feels soft and silky in the mouth. The wine finishes with sweet ripe, berries and chocolate. 93 Pts

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08 Château Rauzan Segla is deeply colored. Black fruit, cassis, smoke, and oak with a hint of floral aromas fill your nose. Full bodied and concentrated. The nature of the tannins makes the 08 one of the rare vintages of Rauzan-Segla that should not only drink well young, but will have the ability to age. 92-95 Pts

08 Château Rauzan Segla is deeply colored. Black fruit, cassis, smoke, and oak with a hint of floral aromas fill your nose. Full bodied and concentrated. The nature of the tannins makes the 08 one of the rare vintages of Rauzan-Segla that should not only drink well young, but will have the ability to age. 92-95 Pts

7,584 Views   Tasted
2007
91
Showing it's age in color, the wine offers cigar box, cedar wood, and tobacco with cassis on the back end. Medium bodied, almost light on the palate, the wine is elegant, fully mature and ready for consumption. Not a wine of density, it's still a wine of pleasure that does not warrant further age or much more than splash decanting.

Showing it's age in color, the wine offers cigar box, cedar wood, and tobacco with cassis on the back end. Medium bodied, almost light on the palate, the wine is elegant, fully mature and ready for consumption. Not a wine of density, it's still a wine of pleasure that does not warrant further age or much more than splash decanting.

2,815 Views   Tasted
2006
92
With a nose that is showing secondary development, cedar, truffle, cigar box, lead pencil and cassis notes are easy to find. On the palate, the wine is earthy, fresh and polished, leaving you with a tannic, crisp, dark plum and cassis finish with a hint of truffle on the palate. This is good now, but will be even better with 5 more years in the bottle. The wine was made from a blend 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

With a nose that is showing secondary development, cedar, truffle, cigar box, lead pencil and cassis notes are easy to find. On the palate, the wine is earthy, fresh and polished, leaving you with a tannic, crisp, dark plum and cassis finish with a hint of truffle on the palate. This is good now, but will be even better with 5 more years in the bottle. The wine was made from a blend 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

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Powerful, tannic and structured to age, the wine offers crème de cassis, cedar, floral, truffle and blackberry notes along with a long, fresh, tannic, clean finish. Give this 5-10 more years and enjoy this beautiful Margaux for several decades after that.

Powerful, tannic and structured to age, the wine offers crème de cassis, cedar, floral, truffle and blackberry notes along with a long, fresh, tannic, clean finish. Give this 5-10 more years and enjoy this beautiful Margaux for several decades after that.

7,874 Views   Tasted
2005
94
Showing some lightness in color, with truffle, tobacco, earth, cigar box, licorice and black fruits in the nose. Sleepy, but not closed, this structured, age worthy wine needs serious air or another 5-10 years, before it truly starts to show all its considerable, soft, supple charms and complexities.

Showing some lightness in color, with truffle, tobacco, earth, cigar box, licorice and black fruits in the nose. Sleepy, but not closed, this structured, age worthy wine needs serious air or another 5-10 years, before it truly starts to show all its considerable, soft, supple charms and complexities.

7,352 Views   Tasted
At close to 10 years of age, secondary notes of smoke, tobacco, caramel, blackberry, forest floor and cassis are easy to find. Long, fresh and balanced, there is a beautiful sense of purity in the fruit that pairs perfectly with the soft, ripe tannins in the finish. Still young, this is only starting to wake up and should age gracefully for at least 2 decades or more.

At close to 10 years of age, secondary notes of smoke, tobacco, caramel, blackberry, forest floor and cassis are easy to find. Long, fresh and balanced, there is a beautiful sense of purity in the fruit that pairs perfectly with the soft, ripe tannins in the finish. Still young, this is only starting to wake up and should age gracefully for at least 2 decades or more.

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Big, bold and broad shouldered, this structured, cassis, floral, blackberry and anise scented wine has all the stuffing needed to age and develop for decades. This is in the mold of the 86, which remains the finest wine I've tasted from the property.

Big, bold and broad shouldered, this structured, cassis, floral, blackberry and anise scented wine has all the stuffing needed to age and develop for decades. This is in the mold of the 86, which remains the finest wine I've tasted from the property.

18,068 Views   Tasted
2004
90
Medium/full bodied, with a nose that is starting to show secondary characteristics with its floral, fresh black raspberry, tobacco, cedar and forest scents. The tannins are still there, but they are not obtrusive. This will improve with a few more years in the bottle.

Medium/full bodied, with a nose that is starting to show secondary characteristics with its floral, fresh black raspberry, tobacco, cedar and forest scents. The tannins are still there, but they are not obtrusive. This will improve with a few more years in the bottle.

4,930 Views   Tasted
Flowers, smoke, cassis, pepper, blackberry and tobacco aromatics are meshed with a concentrated wine that offers a rich texture. The finish with its minor hint of green from underripeness detracts a little bit, from the experience. Still young, another 5-10 years will add a lot to. the wine

Flowers, smoke, cassis, pepper, blackberry and tobacco aromatics are meshed with a concentrated wine that offers a rich texture. The finish with its minor hint of green from underripeness detracts a little bit, from the experience. Still young, another 5-10 years will add a lot to. the wine

8,786 Views   Tasted
2003
89
Light in color, the wine expresses earth, tobacco and cedar scents. The fruit has started to fade. It’s time to drink up.

Light in color, the wine expresses earth, tobacco and cedar scents. The fruit has started to fade. It’s time to drink up.

5,020 Views   Tasted
2002
90
Medium full bodied, firm, even a little bit on the brawny, classic side, side, the nose gets you going with its floral, tobacco, earth and blackberry notes. On the palate, the tannic, soild wine needs a few more years in the hopes that it will soften and flesh out just a bit more.

Medium full bodied, firm, even a little bit on the brawny, classic side, side, the nose gets you going with its floral, tobacco, earth and blackberry notes. On the palate, the tannic, soild wine needs a few more years in the hopes that it will soften and flesh out just a bit more.

3,402 Views   Tasted
2001
91
Medium/full bodied, finesse styled wine that began offering its charms up with an hour of air. The tobacco, sweet cherry, earth, plum and floral tones in the nose was the perfect accompaniment to the fresh, soft, polished, dark, red fruit filled finish.

Medium/full bodied, finesse styled wine that began offering its charms up with an hour of air. The tobacco, sweet cherry, earth, plum and floral tones in the nose was the perfect accompaniment to the fresh, soft, polished, dark, red fruit filled finish.

5,970 Views   Tasted
2000
92
Young, tight and tannic, this requires another 5-10 years before it add more complexity to its tobacco, earth, spice, cassis, floral, stone and fresh cut herb filled nose. Masculine in style, the wine ends with a blast of fresh, berries, cassis and cranberry. This wine is more about potential than pleasure today. Give it time.

Young, tight and tannic, this requires another 5-10 years before it add more complexity to its tobacco, earth, spice, cassis, floral, stone and fresh cut herb filled nose. Masculine in style, the wine ends with a blast of fresh, berries, cassis and cranberry. This wine is more about potential than pleasure today. Give it time.

9,049 Views   Tasted
1999
89
A lighter style of Margaux, that offers a delicate, complex nose, and a bright, fresh, red fruit and earthy palate presence. This should improve, but it does not have a long future.

A lighter style of Margaux, that offers a delicate, complex nose, and a bright, fresh, red fruit and earthy palate presence. This should improve, but it does not have a long future.

4,714 Views   Tasted
1998
90
Medium-bodied, ripe, fresh, firm and loaded with sweet, dark red berries and tobacco leaves, you also find a finish with dusty tannins, herbs, leaf and red pit fruits. If you have been waiting for this to develop, the wine is ready to go.

Medium-bodied, ripe, fresh, firm and loaded with sweet, dark red berries and tobacco leaves, you also find a finish with dusty tannins, herbs, leaf and red pit fruits. If you have been waiting for this to develop, the wine is ready to go.

4,044 Views   Tasted
1996
90
Truffle, tobacco, fresh picked blackberry and earthy notes open to a medium/full bodied wine that hovers on the austere, or should I say, classic side of the style range. With 3 hours of air, the wine softened, and developed aromatic complexities, but it remained an old school, classic style that could use a bit more charm. It's not about the quality, it's about the style. Either give it another 5 years of bottle age, or 3-4 hours of air, if you're thinking of popping a cork.

Truffle, tobacco, fresh picked blackberry and earthy notes open to a medium/full bodied wine that hovers on the austere, or should I say, classic side of the style range. With 3 hours of air, the wine softened, and developed aromatic complexities, but it remained an old school, classic style that could use a bit more charm. It's not about the quality, it's about the style. Either give it another 5 years of bottle age, or 3-4 hours of air, if you're thinking of popping a cork.

5,123 Views   Tasted
1995
92
Firm, structured, tannic, fresh and packed with crisp, cassis and blackberries, the nose offers some secondary development, with its floral, tobacco and cedar notes, but the palate asks you to wait at least another 5 years for the tannins to soften, while more evolution takes place.

Firm, structured, tannic, fresh and packed with crisp, cassis and blackberries, the nose offers some secondary development, with its floral, tobacco and cedar notes, but the palate asks you to wait at least another 5 years for the tannins to soften, while more evolution takes place.

4,568 Views   Tasted
Very classic in nature, tannic, masculine, lean and built to age, this is not much fun to drink, even at close to 17 years of age. Knowing the property, I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt, but it's going to take at least another 10-15 years to come around. Buyers should be patient, young and have a preference for fresher, tannic, old school styled Bordeaux wine.

Very classic in nature, tannic, masculine, lean and built to age, this is not much fun to drink, even at close to 17 years of age. Knowing the property, I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt, but it's going to take at least another 10-15 years to come around. Buyers should be patient, young and have a preference for fresher, tannic, old school styled Bordeaux wine.

6,875 Views   Tasted
1994
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.

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.

3,782 Views   Tasted