Colour: Opaque, dark red with purple rims
Nose: Very bold cassis fruit is ripe and pure, with a touch of floral lift and a little cedar. A little minerality and a touch of schisty quality here.
Palate: Smooth, composed, very elegant palate with a chocolaty concentration of cassis and plum fruit and a tooth-coating dry tannic structure. But the tannins are fine and supple, and the sweetness and depth of fruit persists through the mid-palate. This is a powerful wine, with good balance and already a nicely supportive framework of oak into the finish.
Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot & 5% Other
Awards: 90pts – Wine Spectator
History of Chateau Rauzan-Segla
The château was initially founded under the name Domaine de Rauzan in 1661 by Pierre Desmezures, an important figure in Bordeaux’s history who, at the time, also owned châteaux Margaux and Latour. Eventually, the property came under the control of the Baroness of Ségla, Catherin de Rauzan, who named it Rauzan-Ségla for herself. In 1994, the estate was bought by fashion giant Chanel, which also owns Château Canon in Bordeaux.
The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Grapes are sorted by hand and are aged in high-quality Sessile oak barrels. Château Rauzan-Ségla is carefully blended from Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.