Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.169 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

I have four of these and thought I would do my 10 years in bottle check in. I will tell you this wine has the makings of something special but, it is far from ready. Its showing some Margaux beauty & style but, it needs at least another 7-10 years before I’d open another. The wine has not softened and integrated enough at this stage.

The nose reveals ripe, baked and candied fruits of, dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & plum. Big vanilla, clove, cinnamon stick and nutmeg, sweet tarriness, anise, dark, rich turned earth, dry stones, dark berry cola, dry herbs, dry stem, tobacco, graphite, cedar with fresh, dark, red, blue, purple perfumed florals.

The body is big, full and rich. The tannins are dark, round but, meaty and sticky. The structure and tension are still huge. The length is really good but, the balance is still earth dominate. Ripe, baked and candied fruits of, dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & plum. Big vanilla, clove, cinnamon stick and nutmeg, sweet tarriness, dark spice with some heat, dark chocolate, mocha powder, used expresso grounds, anise, dark, rich turned earth, dry stones, dry clay, gritty volcanic minerals, leathery, dark berry cola, dry herbs, dry stem, tobacco, graphite, cedar with fresh, dark, red, blue, purple perfumed florals. The acidity is round and beautiful. The finish still needs time but is nice and persists minutes.

92 now with room for 2-3 additional points in 10 plus years.

If you are the type to long cellar your wines, buy the hell out of the 2018 Rauzan-Segla.

Photos of; Chateau Rauzan-Segla, harvested berries, Nicolas Aude-Bert, Chief Winemaker and their barrel room.

I have four of these and thought I would do my 10 years in bottle check in. I will tell you this wine has the makings of something special but, it is far from ready. Its showing some Margaux beauty & style but, it needs at least another 7-10 years before I’d open another. The wine has not softened and integrated enough at this stage.

The nose reveals ripe, baked and candied fruits of, dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & plum. Big vanilla, clove, cinnamon stick and nutmeg, sweet tarriness, anise, dark, rich turned earth, dry stones, dark berry cola, dry herbs, dry stem, tobacco, graphite, cedar with fresh, dark, red, blue, purple perfumed florals.

The body is big, full and rich. The tannins are dark, round but, meaty and sticky. The structure and tension are still huge. The length is really good but, the balance is still earth dominate. Ripe, baked and candied fruits of, dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & plum. Big vanilla, clove, cinnamon stick and nutmeg, sweet tarriness, dark spice with some heat, dark chocolate, mocha powder, used expresso grounds, anise, dark, rich turned earth, dry stones, dry clay, gritty volcanic minerals, leathery, dark berry cola, dry herbs, dry stem, tobacco, graphite, cedar with fresh, dark, red, blue, purple perfumed florals. The acidity is round and beautiful. The finish still needs time but is nice and persists minutes.

92 now with room for 2-3 additional points in 10 plus years.

If you are the type to long cellar your wines, buy the hell out of the 2018 Rauzan-Segla.

Photos of; Chateau Rauzan-Segla, harvested berries, Nicolas Aude-Bert, Chief Winemaker and their barrel room.

Jun 2nd, 2019
Jonathan Maltus

Feyr de la fleur

Feyr de la fleur

Jun 24th, 2016
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.9

The Ruzan Segla 2006 is with no doubt a robust muscular wine, full of power and presence. It has a deep dark red color, the nose is very smoky with leather, coffee, roasted barrel, coffee, smoked turkey, black cherries and spices, full body with firm dry tannins, lovely acidity, a complex rich texture, the wine is still young and needs more time to settle down, the finish is long dry and spicy. My score 89. Drink to 2026 perhaps longer.

The Ruzan Segla 2006 is with no doubt a robust muscular wine, full of power and presence. It has a deep dark red color, the nose is very smoky with leather, coffee, roasted barrel, coffee, smoked turkey, black cherries and spices, full body with firm dry tannins, lovely acidity, a complex rich texture, the wine is still young and needs more time to settle down, the finish is long dry and spicy. My score 89. Drink to 2026 perhaps longer.

Jun 11th, 2016
Jonathan Maltus

Great - well done John Kolosa l

Great - well done John Kolosa l

May 24th, 2016
Michael Descamps

Classic Margaux.

Classic Margaux.

Apr 8th, 2016
Dominik Breer

Keep it in your cellar. It is not a 2005 but still a worthy competitor

Keep it in your cellar. It is not a 2005 but still a worthy competitor

Jun 29th, 2014
J D
8.8

Dedicated to the honorable James Suckling.

Dedicated to the honorable James Suckling.

Oct 25th, 2013
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.4

beautiful aromas elegant blend of 53 cs 44 me pv3 including 11% press wine 55% of vinyard went into grand vin elegance with still a tannic structure

beautiful aromas elegant blend of 53 cs 44 me pv3 including 11% press wine 55% of vinyard went into grand vin elegance with still a tannic structure

Jun 12th, 2013
Bruce Leboff

Lovely Margaux - well balanced with good ripe acidity - almost juicy - nice dark fruit and a hint of cherry on the nose.

Lovely Margaux - well balanced with good ripe acidity - almost juicy - nice dark fruit and a hint of cherry on the nose.

Apr 30th, 2018
Bret Barker

Guys steak night bottle #3....ok who brought the adult to the party?! After some fun fruit forward cabs we are hit with some gravel and heavy earthy notes. The fruit is there but compared to what we had this was lacking in the fruit department but definitely the most well rounded bottle, pure finesse.

Guys steak night bottle #3....ok who brought the adult to the party?! After some fun fruit forward cabs we are hit with some gravel and heavy earthy notes. The fruit is there but compared to what we had this was lacking in the fruit department but definitely the most well rounded bottle, pure finesse.

Jan 20th, 2018