2016 Château Rauzan-Ségla, Cru Classé Margaux

Critic score
96.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£76.40

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    68% Cabernet Sauvignon
    30% Merlot
    2% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
  • Classification
    Deuxième Cru
2016 Château Rauzan-Ségla, Cru Classé Margaux

TASTING NOTES

Really lifted, savoury nose. Well mannered. Nothing out of step. Could do with a bit more acidity and drive? A bit too diplomatic on the palate?

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2017)
17/20

A solid red with currant and blackberry character. Full body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows richness and excitement. Juicy and sexy undertone to this.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)
96—97/100

The 2016 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot picked between 20 September and 15 October at 45 hectoliters per hectare. The wine is being aged in 60% new oak for 18 months. It has 13.2% alcohol. It has a very powerful and intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, kirsch, cedar and a touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of fruit concentration: layers of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, segueing into what feels like a very spicy and peppery second half that seems to calm down and attain more nuance with aeration in the glass. It is a wonderful follow-up to the 2015 last year, although not quite with the same audacity and bravado. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
(95—97)/100