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Chateau Rauzan Segla 1998

$221.00 per bottle

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"Dark color, with a ripe blackberry character and hints of minerals. Medium- to full-bodied, with lovely, integrated tannins and velvety, round mouthfeel. Lovely now." Wine Spectator

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1998 VINTAGE

90 Dark color, with a ripe blackberry character and hints of minerals. Medium- to full-bodied, with lovely, integrated tannins and velvety, round mouthfeel. Lovely now.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 8,330 cases made. –JS
89 A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, this classic, austerely-styled Medoc exhibits medium to full body, true breed as well as class, and excellent aromas of subtle herbs, cedar, cassis, and new wood. Rich, medium to full-bodied, sweet on the attack, and moderately tannic, it will benefit from 4-5 more years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018.
90 2000-03 from barrel at the estate - No tasting notes

 

Name  Chateau Rauzan Segla
Vintage  1998
Type  Rouge/Red
Appellation  Margaux
Classification  2nd Crû Classé / 2nd Growth
Grape Varieties  65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot
Format  750ml
Alcohol  13.0%
Vineyard  52 hectares 
Average Age of Vines  27 years ( certain plots are over 50 years old)
Production  Approx. 10 000 cases of Château Rauzan Segla  
Soil  Deep, fine gravel. Layers of clay at different levels
Winemaking  Entirely handpicked in 20kg boxes. hand sorted before entering the vate by gravity. 35 stainless steel and temperature controlled vats. Different sizes from 41hl to 220hl to enable separate vinification of each grape varietey and plot. Alcoholic fermentation: 6 to 8 days, with maceration:12 to 20 days
Ageing  18 to 20 months in  +/- 60% French oak barrels. Exclusively from the forests of Tronçais 
Serving Suggestions Best now through to 2018 
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"In 1855 Rauzan-Segla was considered Bordeaux’s best wine after the 1st growths.
A dismal 1960s, 1970s but then a complete turn around in the 1980’s saw this estate produce a string of superb wines. It now sits at the head of the class of fourteen 2nd growths. This is splendid wine and worth buying as prices have not yet caught up with the new level of quality of this famous old estate." Robert Parker

"This is one of the oldest and most famous cru in Margaux, but its wines for some years failed to match their high reputation. The 1982 marked the beginning of substantial improvement, with the ‘85 even better. The ’86, ’88, ’89 and ’90 vintages have proved to be outstanding, challenging Palmer’s reputation as the best wine in the appellation after Margaux."
David Peppercorn, Master of Wine

Website: www.rauzan-segla.com