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1988 Château Rauzan-Ségla

abv 12.5%
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 57368-1988

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  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 91

    One of the vintage's most impressive as well as backward wines, Rauzan-Segla's 1988 still exhibits a youthful, dark ruby/purple color, and a tight but promising nose of black fruits, minerals, and smoke. Full-bodied, powerful, tannic, and rich, this is an intensely concentrated, muscular, brawny wine built for the long haul. Last tasted 10/97
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Raspberry and dark chocolate on the nose. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and mint, berry and raspberry flavors. A little tight right now. Decant an hour or two before serving. Improving with age still. -- '88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: riffmaker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: jwelch666
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drinking well with years left.
    Drink Dates: 2003-2020
    Author: Anthony D526
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Fine red color. Red currant fruit with a hint of cellar. Medium body. Still some fruit, but somewhat acidic in the mounth. Fine sweet aftertaste, Drink soon.
    Drink Dates: 2010
    Author: Carl
  • Self | Rating: 92

    powerful tannins on the open. after aeration, full flavors of toasty leather, coffee with some earthiness. nice nose and a long finsih. still needs time to breathe so do not rush it.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: dozman3
This Bordeaux chateau is a Second Growth property located in the Left Bank commune of Margaux. The estate was purchased by Pierre des Mesures de Rauzan in 1661, but the land had been divided in two by the time of the 1855 Medoc classification. The two vineyards remain today, Rauzan-Segla and Rauzan-Gassies. Phylloxera plagued the vineyards in the 1860s, leaving them ravaged for the next few decades. In 1903, however, negociant Frederic Cruse took over the estate and set about replanting vines, renovating the facilities, and constructing the house that remains today. In the 1980s, after years of mediocre-performing wines, quality returned to Rauzan-Segla thanks to manager and winemaker Jacques Theo. In 1994, under new ownership of the Chanel Group, the name of the chateau changed from Rausan to Rauzan, its original name. The chateau produces long-lived wines that age for decades. In their youth, they show characteristics of cherry, blackberry, and violets, while cassis and spice take over with maturity. Wines from the late '80s into the early '90s performed extremely well, specifically the '89, '90, and '95. Rauzan-Segla's second wine is simply called Segla.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 281 bottles owned
  • 62 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 62 collectors)