2017 Château Rauzan-Ségla

Bordeaux Futures - Arrival Spring 2020

$72.99

12 in stock

Appellation: Margaux

Score: RP 94-96  WE 94-96  JS 94-96  JD 91-94  NM 92-94  WS 91-94  DC 93

Size: 750 ml

12 in stock

Description

“Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2017 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) has a profound nose of cassis, warm blackberries and black plums with touches of baking spices, violets, mocha and smoke plus a waft of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied with a great core of sustained, energetic black fruit, a frame of fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, it finishes with great length.” (LPB)  (4/2018) Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“This wine has a densely tannic structure and ripe berry fruits that are just beginning to shine. Acidity, spice and richness suggest this has good aging potential.” (4/2018) Wine Enthusiast

“This is tight and focused with a super precise palate of blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of flowers. Full body, linear tannins and a long finish.” (4/2018) James Suckling

“The elegantly styled 2017 Château Rauzan-Ségla is another charming, incredibly well-balanced Margaux that offers up a great perfume of raspberries, violets, incense and spice. It has moderate tannin, a silky, lightly textured profile, and a great finish. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot still aging in 60% new French oak, this is one of the 2017s that grows on you with time in the glass and should evolve beautifully after release.” (4/2018) Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2017 Rauzan-Ségla is matured in 50% new oak with 14% vin de presse, which was apparently from the high quality Cabernet this year. It has a fascinating bouquet with pure blackberry, iris, crushed stone and a light estuarine influence that becomes stronger with aeration, just a faint touch of oyster shell developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, crisp acidity, very elegant and refined, possibly the most feminine Rauzan-Ségla in recent years with a silky smooth finish. It is not the instant showstopper like the 2015 – this is more understated and needs time for its quality to be fully appreciated. Tasted on three occasions.” (5/2018) Neal Martin for Vinous

“Fresh, showing damson plum and bitter cherry fruit laced with a savory streak and boasting a bright iron note, this has a mouthwatering edge thanks to the acidity, which creates a very refined structure for this elegant red.” (4/2018) Wine Spectator

“Rich, tight and deep, this wine has been extremely well handled in a vintage that suits this elegant style. There isn’t the depth and complexity of expression that was seen in the previous two vintages, but it gets across the signature of the estate in an earlier drinking form – the absolute essence of what you want in a trickier vintage. If priced well, it’s a buy.” (4/2018) Jane Anson for Decanter

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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