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Chateau Rauzan Segla 2005 Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Rauzan Segla 2005 Cru Classe, Margaux

James Suckling
Wine Spectator
Wine Enthusiast
Wine & Spirits
Jeb Dunnuck

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  • Stellar Reviews, 97-98 Points!
  • Monumental vintage
  • Outstanding Second Growth
  • "seamless Margaux that has the textural caress of silk"
  • Extremely Limited!

About Chateau Rauzan Segla 2005 Cru Classe, Margaux

At the end of the 18th century, the wines of Rauzan Segla had become famous all over the world. Thomas Jefferson ordered 10 cases of Rauzan Segla after visiting Bordeaux in 1787. At that time, Thomas Jefferson declared Rauzan Segla was truly at the top of the Second Growths.

Chateau Rauzan Segla is planted to 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot on 178 acres. The soils are mostly gravel with clay and the average age of the vines is 35 years. This wine is from the monumental 2005 vintage and has been aging the Chateau's cellars for this latest release.

James Suckling scored this 97-98 points saying "This is so sexy with superbly polished tannins that gives the wine super length and definition. Compacted and tight. Full body, tight yet flamboyant at the same time. Loving it.

Wine Spectator scored this 97 points saying "Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished and beautiful, with a seamless texture. Best after 2014."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 96 points saying "A wine with a beautiful mouthfeel and shape. This is rich, gleaming in the ripe black fruits, the touch of spice and mint, as well as the sweet blackberry flavors. The acidity is balanced, showing off the fruit. There is weight and density as well."

Wine & Spirits Magazine scored this 96 points saying "One distinguishing factor of this vintage is that it managed to create a wine such as this: a finely tailored, seamless Margaux that has the textural caress of silk while its tannins explode in a long, slow roundhouse punch so that you don't notice them until they are all that you see. And yet it doesn't feel crass or aggressive. The spiciness of the wine brings anise to mind; the flavor depth carries dark fruit into mineral territory. Completely of a piece, Rauzan is significantly more expressive than it was en primeur. This has an unaffected stamina that will keep it going for 25 years or more."

Jeb Dunnuck scored this 95 points saying "The finest wine made at this estate since 2000, the 2005 Rauzan-Ségla checks in as a brilliant blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It has a touch of lightening at the rim, but it’s still youthfully ruby-colored and offers a fabulous bouquet of cassis, toasted spices, dried tobacco, and graphite. It has lots of sweet tannins, a full-bodied, opulent mouthfeel, terrific density, and a great finish. It has some maturity and is drinking great today, yet I’d say it has upwards of another two decades of longevity. It’s a beautiful wine and one of the gems in the lineup."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 13.0%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Appellation Margaux

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