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2015 Château Rauzan-Ségla (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Rauzan-Ségla rauzan-segla.com   details
Appellation: Margaux - Médoc - France (2ème Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Petit Verdot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$75.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: June 4, 2016 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
97 points "97-98 Points, James Suckling: "This is so sexy with superbly polished tannins that gives the wine super length and definition. Compacted and tight. Full body, tight yet flamboyant at the same time. Loving it." 04/16 96-98 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Rauzan-Segla is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc cropped at 40 hl/ha between 10 September with the young Merlot vines and finishing with the Cabernet Sauvignon, which was picked between 22 September and 9 October. It is matured in 65% new oak for around 18 months. It has a very intense, almost crystalline bouquet with blackberry, briary, flint and just a touch of violet petal. There is incredible delineation here and the new wood is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with extremely fine tannin, perfectly judged acidity, otherworldly purity and a mineralité rarely seen in this Margaux estate. This is a brilliant Rauzan-Ségla, not necessarily more powerful than previous vintages, though enhanced by its precision, frisson and energy, perhaps longer on the finish. Winemaker Nicolas Audebert has conspired with the benevolent growing season to produce a benchmark wine for the estate." 04/16 93-96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2015 Rauzan-Ségla is simply magnificent. Rich, powerful and intense, the 2015 exudes class. The flavors are dark, sumptuous and wonderfully expressive. In many ways, the 2015 captures both the finesse of Margaux and the intensity of the year. Specifically, the combination of power, freshness and delineation is compelling. The 2015 was blended just 4-5 weeks before I started tasting it. Over the course of two weeks the wine seemed to gain quite a bit of volume and depth. The 2015 is an intense, rich wine. It is also totally compelling. Don't miss it. Tasted four times." 04/16 92-95 Points, Wine Spectator: "Juicy and bright, with lots of energy to the red currant and plum fruit, laced with savory, iron and black tea notes. A velvety edge pulls the finish together. Shows good character, with less reliance on flashy oak. " 3/16" Best 2023-2030
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