Colour: Deep garnet-purple.
Aroma: A sous-bois and sandalwood-scented bouquet with a light mahogany bureau scent developing soon after. The nose is open and inviting.
Palate: The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and bestowed with greater fruit concentration than the nose suggests: blackberry, raspberry mixed with sage, cedar and a touch of sea salt. This is good now, but will be even better with 5 more years in the bottle.
Grape Varieties: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.
Awards: 91pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
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.