June 1st 2016
The 2015 en primeur campaign returned to life yesterday afternoon (after a quiet week last week during Vinexpo HK) with the release of the much anticipated Ch Rauzan Segla 2015 at £565 per 12 IB.
“This is a brilliant Rauzan-Ségla” Neal Martin
“The 2015 is an intense, rich wine. It is also totally compelling. Don’t miss it.” Antonio Galloni
Out in Bordeaux the tasting team rated Rauzan Segla very highly, certainly one of our highlights of the Margaux UGC. The quality is outstanding. Nicolas Audebert has produced a wine which is powerful and structured whilst displaying gorgeous seductive fruit. This Chanel-owned property is always a star performer in the appellation of Margaux and a true favourite with the Goedhuis team.
We anticipate demand for this wine will be high, and it is likely to sell out quickly. There can be no doubt that it deserves a place in every wine lover’s cellar and is priced competitively in relation to the greats of 2009 and 2010.
Ch Rauzan Ségla 2ème Grand Cru Classé Margaux 2015
£565 per 12 bottles IB
£575 per 6 magnums (150cl) IB
Nicolas Audebert’s first complete vintage at the helm has resulted in a glorious expression of Margaux – ripe yet fresh. Blueberries and blackberries circle around the rich body structured along flowing tannins. This has inimitable smoothness. Drink 2022-2040. Goedhuis, Score: 94-96
The 2015 Rauzan-Segla has a very intense, almost crystalline bouquet with blackberry, briary, flint and just a touch of violet petal. There is incredible delineation here and the new wood is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with extremely fine tannin, perfectly judged acidity, otherworldly purity and a mineralité rarely seen in this Margaux estate. This is a brilliant Rauzan-Ségla, not necessarily more powerful than previous vintages, though enhanced by its precision, frisson and energy, perhaps longer on the finish. Winemaker Nicolas Audebert has conspired with the benevolent growing season to produce a benchmark wine for the estate. Neal Martin, Score: 96-98
The 2015 Rauzan-Ségla is simply magnificent. Rich, powerful and intense, the 2015 exudes class. The flavors are dark, sumptuous and wonderfully expressive. In many ways, the 2015 captures both the finesse of Margaux and the intensity of the year. Specifically, the combination of power, freshness and delineation is compelling. The 2015 was blended just 4-5 weeks before I started tasting it. Over the course of two weeks the wine seemed to gain quite a bit of volume and depth. The 2015 is an intense, rich wine. It is also totally compelling. Don’t miss it. Antonio Galloni, Score: 93-96