$56.00 per bottle
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"Shows attractive blueberry and vanilla character on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a clean finish." Wine Spectator
|Shows attractive blueberry and vanilla character on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a clean finish. Drink now. –JS|
|Chateau Tasting||The wine's dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet black currant fruit aromas. There is a good attack and a medium-bodied, concentrated mid-palate, medium acid and a medium+ level of fine tannins.|
|Classification||2nd wine of Château Rauzan Segla|
|Grape Varieties||52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot , 4.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc|
|Average Age of Vines||27 years ( certain plots are over 50 years old)|
|Production||Approximately 10,000 cases|
|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|
Segla comes from a partiular property onwed by Rauzan Segla which was formerly Chateau Lamouroux. Segla is made from the fruit of the younger vines on this property. Harvest, vinification and winemaking are the same as for Rauzan Segla.
The aim is to produce a second wine that respects the typicity of the terrior of Margaux. It is important that the wine reveals the sharpness and delicacy of the tannins of Margaux.
The following information is for Chateau Rauzan Segla
"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
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