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Chateau Rauzan-Segla Bottle 1996

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: A superb wine from this the leading 2eme cru classe Margaux property. Aromas of<br/>ripe black fruits, minerals and spices with hints of toasty new oak lead on to<br/>a refined palate displaying very good depth of fruit bolstered by silky smooth<br/>tannins. Approachable now but will be drinking at its best from 2006 - 2012.

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Château Rauzan-ségla:
The history of Chateau Rauzan-Segla started in the reign of Louis XIV, when Pierre de Rauzan acquired the estate in 1 661. This wealthy man, a leading and well-reputed Bordeaux wine trader, also became the tax farmer of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour. Over the years, generations of the Rauzan family succeeded to the running of the estate, as they were to become Counsellors of the Bordeaux P... Read more
The history of Chateau Rauzan-Segla started in the reign of Louis XIV, when Pierre de Rauzan acquired the estate in 1 661. This wealthy man, a leading and well-reputed Bordeaux wine trader, also became the tax farmer of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour. Over the years, generations of the Rauzan family succeeded to the running of the estate, as they were to become Counsellors of the Bordeaux Parliament as well. Rauzan-Segla wines grew in reputation in a remarkable way and were some of the most highly rated in Bordeaux. They delighted many well-known figures, most famously Thomas Jefferson who came across this wine during his visit to the vineyards of Bordeaux, placing an order for several cases of it. He thus became a fervent admirer of Rauzan-Segla wines. Some decades later the 1855 classification ranked Chateau Rauzan-Segla as a Second Growth. Frederic Cruse, the estate's owner, had the current chateau built in 1 903. He approached the architect Louis Garros, who drew his inspiration from the original Perigord-style buildings in the construction of the chateau, as well as G. Le Breton to design the park and green spaces. Then time went by, and the Chateau gradually fell into a slumber... It wasn't until 1 994 that the complete renovation of the estate returned the Chateau and grounds to their original splendour. The patina of age, the climbing rose bushes, the hydrangeas, blond Bourg stone and verdant lawns - today everything radiates the tranquil calm of a residence filled with opulent charm. Read less

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Snooth User: Gaetan
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5.00 5
12/06/2007

Amazingly balanced wine, very long, with the right amount of fruits, tannin and finish.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

Web Only 2007 - Intense aromas of blackberry, chocolate and currant follow through to a full-bodied palate, with soft tannins and a long decadent aftertaste. Ready to enjoy.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. 8,750 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) 3000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Web Only 2007 - Intense aromas of blackberry chocolate and currant follow through to a full-bodied palate with soft tannins and a long decadent aftertaste. Ready to enjoy.-- 95/ 96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. 8 750 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.



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Berry Bros & Rudd review: A superb wine from this the leading 2eme cru classe Margaux property. Aromas of<br/>ripe black fruits, minerals and spices with hints of toasty new oak lead on to<br/>a refined palate displaying very good depth of fruit bolstered by silky smooth<br/>tannins. Approachable now but will be drinking at its best from 2006 - 2012.

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