Bought by Chanel in 1994, the emblematic estate in the heart of the Margaux appellation keeps its heritage at the center of its development. Château Rauzan-Ségla regroups 70 hectares of vineyards, planted with four Bordeaux various grapes. They cover a mosaic of soils creating wines with diverse terroirs. It takes time and humility to make a great wine. Five major stages are necessary to build a new vintage. The team know perfectly how to read nature. At the end, Château Rauzan-Ségla wines express the perfect blend between heritage and savoir faire. The wines radiate classicism in its noblest sense. A wine balanced between structure and elegance.
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Rauzan-Ségla is youthfully reticent and closed to begin, slowly unfurling to offer notions of underbrush, black truffles, smoked meats and tar over a core of baked black cherries, prunes and crème de cassis plus touches of iron ore and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, concentrated and jam-packed with savory/earthy fruit, it has a rock-solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing with great length and expression. The blend this year is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, harvested between September 23rd and October 19th, at an average yield of 37 hectoliters per hectare. It was aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. The alcohol is 14%, and the pH is 3.52. [96 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown – April 2020, robertparker.com]