The complexity and precision of a fine Margaux
With exceptional terroir, Chateau Rauzan-Segla wines are distinguished by their righteousness and finesse.
Although a challenging vintage, the Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2012 rewarded the estate with a beautiful vintage due to the efforts of the technical team. From the vineyard to the cellar, the greatest attention was paid to reveal the most beautiful expression of this new vintage.
As a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (54.5%), Merlot (44%) and Petit Verdot (1.5%), Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2012 offers the experience of a great Margaux in the classic style that exudes the charm of Rauzan-Ségla.
With its deep purple color, Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2012 reveals an aromatic palette of complexity and refinement. The bouquet has red and black berry notes with delicate heat from spice that cut through the bouquet to reveal graphite mineral notes. On the palate, the silky mouthfeel reveals concentration and tannins of great finesse that extend to a prolonged finish. The 2012 vintage is faithful to the identity of Margaux. It can be consumed now, but it still promises many more beautiful years of cellaring.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla (54.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is a classic Rauzan-Ségla, still relatively backward and tannic, but concentrated and extremely promising. Dense blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit along with some licorice, vanilla, foresty notes and spice are all present in this full-bodied yet structured and big, beefy style of Rauzan-Ségla . It may turn out to be somewhat atypical for this château in its size and masculine structure, but this is impressive wine, and one of the great successes of the vintage. Give it 5-7 years of bottle age and drink it over the following three decades.