Ch Rauzan Segla 2016 | £735 per 12 IB | “Wow” 94-97 points Antonio Galloni

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June 1st 2017

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Bought by the Wertheimer brothers of the fashion house, Chanel, in 1994, Rauzan Segla has undergone a transformation, emerging as one of the great names of Bordeaux.

At Goedhuis & Co we love Rauzan Segla and their 2016 is one of the stars of the Margaux appellation. Nicolas Audebert has produced an excellent follow-up to the brilliant 2015.

This is a wine of beauty rather than power, exhibiting the freshness and charm of the vintage.



Ch
Rauzan Ségla 2ème Cru Margaux 2016

£370.00 per 6 bottles IB
£735.00 per 12 bottles IB
£745.00 per 6 magnums IB
£820.00 per 3 double magnums IB
£275.00 per 1 single double magnum IB

 The star has been shining on this superb property in recent years, the rewards of the Chanel-owning Wertheimer family’s investment in both vineyard and winery. Dense opaque colour, generous aromas of damsons and loganberries. In the palate it exudes ripeness and richness, less abundantly powerful than some years, but with a greater degree of charm. A very balanced and complete wine. Drink 2025-2036. 94-96 points, Goedhuis & Co

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. Drink Date 2022 – 2050. 95-97 points, Neal Martin

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. 96-97 points, James Suckling

The 2016 Rauzan-Ségla is a more-than-worthy follow-up to the stellar 2015. The flavors are dark and boldly sketched, with stunning intensity to fill out the wine’s vertical, soaring frame. A deep, complex wine, the 2016 Rauzan-Ségla is built to deliver pleasure for many decades to come. This is stunning, multi-dimensional wine of the highest level. Wow! 94-97 points. Antonio Galloni

This is a Rauzan-Ségla with a powerful, streamlined throb. The two Rauzan neighbours (Ségla and Gassies) give very different takes on the vintage and each has its own charm. This is sleek, poised and well controlled, demonstrating deep extraction with clear cassis notes. Nicolas Audbert takes more risks with the wine than his predecessor John Kolasa did, and the opulence, finesse and forward motion is clear. Big-framed for the vintage, this resembles the 2015, even the 2010, and is a wine for long ageing. 95 points, Jane Anson, Decanter

An evocative nose of crème de mure is followed by a beautiful, fully inflated palate which stays aloft for minutes. This is a lovely wine and it is oaky and rich, but balanced and also impressive. There are complex flavours here as well which unravel in the glass. This is a superb Rauzan-Ségla. 18+ points, Matthew Jukes

A wonderfully assured wine in 2016, this delivers the balance and complexity that we’ve grown to expect from Rauzan-Ségla. Grassy, elegant and hauntingly perfumed, with stylishly integrated oak, caressing tannins and scented red berry fruit. 2024-32. 94 points, Tim Atkin