Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2919 ratings
9.2211 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.3

The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla has a similar colour to the 2015 although it has a hard time competing with the delineation, the crystalline nature of the 2015. Yet it compensates with the sheer aromatic flamboyance. This has really opened up in the last 18 months or so, quite lush and precocious black fruit, loam and iris, just a slight hint of bell pepper emanating from the small amount of Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. There is a lovely seam of acidity here that lends the 2012 a sense of focus. It is not a deep or lavish Rauzan-Ségla, in some ways a little more conservative than I recall. There is fine grip on the saline finish, perhaps a Margaux that is just beginning to close up for a while? This still has great potential. Tasted at the Rauzan-Ségla vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla has a similar colour to the 2015 although it has a hard time competing with the delineation, the crystalline nature of the 2015. Yet it compensates with the sheer aromatic flamboyance. This has really opened up in the last 18 months or so, quite lush and precocious black fruit, loam and iris, just a slight hint of bell pepper emanating from the small amount of Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. There is a lovely seam of acidity here that lends the 2012 a sense of focus. It is not a deep or lavish Rauzan-Ségla, in some ways a little more conservative than I recall. There is fine grip on the saline finish, perhaps a Margaux that is just beginning to close up for a while? This still has great potential. Tasted at the Rauzan-Ségla vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

Apr 24th, 2019
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

9.5

Just lovely. Elegant, haunting Margaux fruit, framed in a fine, velvety frame.

Just lovely. Elegant, haunting Margaux fruit, framed in a fine, velvety frame.

Apr 2nd, 2019
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

8.6

Cold, Nebbiolo like tannins, light

Cold, Nebbiolo like tannins, light

Mar 29th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

This is the first one that’s a little tight and more weighty. This will take time to balance, interstate and flush out. It has nice dark cherries, blackberries, good presence of baking spices, dark, dry earth. Nice acidity and finish. But, this needs cellaring.

This is the first one that’s a little tight and more weighty. This will take time to balance, interstate and flush out. It has nice dark cherries, blackberries, good presence of baking spices, dark, dry earth. Nice acidity and finish. But, this needs cellaring.

Jan 26th, 2019
Ken Z
9.7

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

My favorite Margaux of the night, and one of the best wines poured in my opinion. Loads of dark fruit, with lots of complexity. A very pleasant surprise.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

My favorite Margaux of the night, and one of the best wines poured in my opinion. Loads of dark fruit, with lots of complexity. A very pleasant surprise.

Jan 24th, 2019
Jason Li

Decent. Be a little but green and dry

Decent. Be a little but green and dry

Jan 1st, 2019
James Forsyth

Some game, bacon fat, white pepper. Sustains well. Should be drunk soon.

Some game, bacon fat, white pepper. Sustains well. Should be drunk soon.

Dec 7th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Started off nicely, slightly shy from a fruit perspective but nice structure. However after about 90 mins it began to fade.

Started off nicely, slightly shy from a fruit perspective but nice structure. However after about 90 mins it began to fade.

Oct 15th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Ex-cellar bottle with amazing balance and complexity wow great juice .

Ex-cellar bottle with amazing balance and complexity wow great juice .

Sep 3rd, 2018
David L

This is simply drinking perfect. Pop & Pour. Edit- Drink them all up!

This is simply drinking perfect. Pop & Pour. Edit- Drink them all up!

Sep 2nd, 2018