Big, rich and sexy, this is almost too easy to love. The aromatics are intense, with dried flowers, baked blackberries and sandalwood. The palate is full-bodied and expansive, with layer after unfolding layer of red and black fruit, earthy accents, and floral incense. Don’t stop at a single bottle, this magical Bordeaux has decades of tricks up its sleeve and you’ll want to keep coming back for more.
I underrated the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla on release. It’s a big, rich, incredibly sexy wine that’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2016 (and 2018). Full-bodied, ripe, and concentrated, it has a wonderfully expansive, layered texture as well as an incredible sense of balance. Lots of cassis, leafy herbs, flowery incense, and tobacco notes all emerge from this beauty, which offers sweet tannins as well as a huge finish. This is magical stuff that’s going to keep for three decades or more.