Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend

9.231 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla has a similar colour to the 2015 although it has a hard time competing with the delineation, the crystalline nature of the 2015. Yet it compensates with the sheer aromatic flamboyance. This has really opened up in the last 18 months or so, quite lush and precocious black fruit, loam and iris, just a slight hint of bell pepper emanating from the small amount of Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. There is a lovely seam of acidity here that lends the 2012 a sense of focus. It is not a deep or lavish Rauzan-Ségla, in some ways a little more conservative than I recall. There is fine grip on the saline finish, perhaps a Margaux that is just beginning to close up for a while? This still has great potential. Tasted at the Rauzan-Ségla vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla has a similar colour to the 2015 although it has a hard time competing with the delineation, the crystalline nature of the 2015. Yet it compensates with the sheer aromatic flamboyance. This has really opened up in the last 18 months or so, quite lush and precocious black fruit, loam and iris, just a slight hint of bell pepper emanating from the small amount of Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. There is a lovely seam of acidity here that lends the 2012 a sense of focus. It is not a deep or lavish Rauzan-Ségla, in some ways a little more conservative than I recall. There is fine grip on the saline finish, perhaps a Margaux that is just beginning to close up for a while? This still has great potential. Tasted at the Rauzan-Ségla vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2019
web bond

Love the freshness from 2012. Riesling lovers vintage.

Love the freshness from 2012. Riesling lovers vintage.

Oct 15th, 2016
Denis Roudenko

Чернично, цветочно, чуть дымно. Сбалансировано, элегантно. Интенсивно. 17.5/20 (95/100)

Чернично, цветочно, чуть дымно. Сбалансировано, элегантно. Интенсивно. 17.5/20 (95/100)

Oct 21st, 2014
Tom & Lois Kelly

Medium to full bodied. Tannins integrated perfectly. Plum notes. Medium dark fruit. Complexity on the aroma. Red and dark fruit intertwined. Slightly earthy. Pleasing finish at 30 to 40 seconds. Has the legs to go a long time. For many of us, “Why postpone pleasure?” ! Drinking well now!

Medium to full bodied. Tannins integrated perfectly. Plum notes. Medium dark fruit. Complexity on the aroma. Red and dark fruit intertwined. Slightly earthy. Pleasing finish at 30 to 40 seconds. Has the legs to go a long time. For many of us, “Why postpone pleasure?” ! Drinking well now!

Oct 15th, 2021
L
10

Delicious
Lots of sediment
Still lively despite the age

Delicious
Lots of sediment
Still lively despite the age

Mar 11th, 2021
Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (91/100) Тона кассиса доминирует в аромате, дополненные нотами чёрного перца, гвоздики, шоколада и луговых трав. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью. Танины шероховатые. Вкус соответствует аромату. Доступное, обаятельное бордо.

16.5/20 (91/100) Тона кассиса доминирует в аромате, дополненные нотами чёрного перца, гвоздики, шоколада и луговых трав. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью. Танины шероховатые. Вкус соответствует аромату. Доступное, обаятельное бордо.

Jan 17th, 2020
David E

As dark and inky as they come from around here. Initial bouquet of boysenberry and Ferro-Rochet. Needs a good long spin in the decanter to show what it's got but with time I find a pure cassis core draped in chocolate and cedar notes with gorgeous balance and lift despite its youth

As dark and inky as they come from around here. Initial bouquet of boysenberry and Ferro-Rochet. Needs a good long spin in the decanter to show what it's got but with time I find a pure cassis core draped in chocolate and cedar notes with gorgeous balance and lift despite its youth

Mar 21st, 2017
Alaina Molinaro

Average but good. Wouldn't seek it out.

Average but good. Wouldn't seek it out.

Mar 3rd, 2017
Valerie Chelley

Had the 2005 last week, interesting to compare the two. This obviously has more fresh dark red fruit with a savory herbal note. A touch of green tannin that the 2005 lacked, think it will settle into the velvety 2005. Very classic Bordeaux, a benchmark.

Had the 2005 last week, interesting to compare the two. This obviously has more fresh dark red fruit with a savory herbal note. A touch of green tannin that the 2005 lacked, think it will settle into the velvety 2005. Very classic Bordeaux, a benchmark.

Jun 13th, 2016
Brian Messineo

Really tough to judge at this point. Just a wall of tannins with fruit hiding in the background. Needs a ton of air if opening now, but really would recommend not opening for several years.

Really tough to judge at this point. Just a wall of tannins with fruit hiding in the background. Needs a ton of air if opening now, but really would recommend not opening for several years.

Jun 7th, 2016