2010 Chateau Rauzan-Segla Margaux

$199.95

Fabulous density, an inky purple color and a superb nose of forest floor with a hint of menthol as well as loads of creme de cassis, mocha and touches of chocolate…a stunning wine." -The Wine Advocate "

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2010
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 60% New
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Margaux
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
96
Score Wine Enthusiast:
96
SKU #:
1032335
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD98

Jeb Dunnuck

A wine that could easily be mistaken for a First Growth, the 2010 Rauzan-Ségla is an incredibly powerful, full-bodied wine by this estate’s standards, yet it nevertheless holds onto a terrific sense of elegance as well as perfect balance. A huge nose of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco, lead pencil, and spice give way to a concentrated, blockbuster styled Margaux that has thrilling depth of fruit, masses of ripe tannins, and great length and finesse on the finish. This brilliant wine is just now seemingly on the edge of its drink window and offers immense pleasure, yet it has another 30-40 years of life ahead of it. Along with the 2015 and 2016, it’s the greatest wine made at this estate in the past two decades.

WA96

Wine Advocate

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.