2009 Rauzan-Segla 375ml

France - Bordeaux - Margaux | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

IWC 91(+?)   JR 17.5   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(+?)

Bright red-ruby. Lively aromas and flavors of boysenberry, violet, chocolate and spicy oak. Juicy, sweet and elegant, with sound acidity and a firm spine of tannins keeping the wine's fruit under wraps now. Not an opulent style for the vintage; in fact, this solidly structured Margaux is tough going today. Finishes chewy and chocolatey, with noteworthy persistence. I'd cellar this for at least seven or eight years; it should enjoy a slow evolution in bottle.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 163

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

On the label, a Karl Lagerfeld cartoon of the château to celebrate their 350th anniversary of the property. Very bright dark crimson. Extremely subtle nose – not a characteristic one associates readily with 2009! Cool start, playing a classical game. All the interest is on the vibrato finish. Tastes a little more alive than many. Clean and brisk. Distinctive.

Drink Dates: 2016-2030
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: rnorberto
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 08/10/2014

Rating: 96
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/31/2012
WA 95+ (Perrotti-Brown): Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Chateau Rauzan-Segla has a very fruity warm blackcurrant and blackberry preserve nose over hints of lilacs, cedar, cloves and cinnamon stick. Full bodied, rich and seductively fruited in the mouth, it has a solid foundation to support with a high level of velvety tannins and refreshing acid, finishing long.

Rating: 88
Author: Walter
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/22/2014
need to wake 1-1.5 hr

Average rating: 90, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

16 bottles owned by 2 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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