Chateau Rauzan-Segla Margaux 2008

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"A touch soft, but persistent, with pretty floral, mulled plum and tobacco notes that glide over light, rounded tannins. The pure finish lets the fruit hang elegantly. Wins on balance rather than depth...90" WS 12/10

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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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3.50 5
12/21/2014

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Rauzan-Segla Margaux

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

A case of 1 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Feinaromatisches Bouquet, schwarze Pflaumen, Edelhölzer, Zedern und ein zarter Hauch Havannazigarren. Im Gaumen sehr fein, klar ausgerichtete Frucht, ausgeglichen, langanhaltend.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

A touch soft, but persistent, with pretty floral, mulled plum and tobacco notes that glide over light, rounded tannins. The pure finish lets the fruit hang elegantly. This wins on balance rather than depth. Drink now through 2014. -JM Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

The 2008 Rauzan-Segla (62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot) was made from 45% of the production. It is a beautiful wine in this vintage, not nearly as powerful and structured as the 2010, but it has complex notes of sweet red and black fruits, unsm... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

The 2008 Rauzan-Segla (62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot) was made from 45% of the production. It is a beautiful wine in this vintage not nearly as powerful and structured as the 2010 but it has complex notes of sweet red and black fruits unsmoked cigar tobacco spice box and a hint of very subtle wood. The complex perfume is followed by a dark ruby/plum-colored wine with beautifully sweet tannins a silky medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a long finish. This outstanding Margaux should drink nicely for 15-20 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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