Colour: Dense, dark garnet color, drawing on purple in its youth.
Nose: Complex notes of sweet red and black fruits, unsmoked cigar tobacco, spice box and a hint of very subtle wood.
Palate: The complex perfume is followed with beautifully sweet tannins, a silky, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long finish.
Grape Varieties: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot
Awards: 93pts – James Suckling; 90pts – Wine Spectator; 89pts – 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.