Seated Tasting 10.12.23

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October 12th: Château Rauzan-Ségla vs Château Canon with Clara Le Cam

At Vinonueva | 5582 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL, 33137 | 7:00 pm-8:30 pm


In partnership with Somm Selection.

From the left bank to the right bank. Château Rauzan-Ségla and Château Canon are renowned wine estates in Bordeaux recognized for producing exceptional wines. These are two properties, two terroirs, but with the same vision.

Join us for a seated tasting with Clara Le Cam - Commercial Manager for Château Rauzan-Ségla and Château Canon. We will be comparing side by side these two wine producers in a vertical tasting.


The history of these estates dates back several centuries, with its roots deeply entrenched in the Bordeaux wine heritage. Over the years, ownership has changed hands several times, each owner contributing to its legacy and enhancing its reputation.

Château Rauzan-Ségla, and by extension, Château Ségla, is owned by the Wertheimer family since 1994, who are also the owners of Château Canon since 1996, and the iconic luxury brand Chanel. The Wertheimers have invested significantly in the estates since acquiring it, improving both the vineyards and the winemaking facilities. Their tenure has marked a renaissance for the Châteaux, with wines receiving high acclaim from critics and enthusiasts alike.


Photo credits: Château Canon & Château Rauzan-Ségla


Château Rauzan-Ségla produces an elegant, refined, and expressive Deuxième Cru of the Margaux terroir. The wine tends to have rich aromatics showcasing dark berry fruits, violets, and sometimes hints of spice. 'They are certainly wines with more power and flashiness, but the emphasis here is on finesse, on drinkability, on subtlety' Stephen Brook.

The 70-hectare vineyard of Château Rauzan-Ségla is planted with 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. While much of their vines are on the Cantenac plateau, they also have vines planted in parcels that are close to the village of Margaux. The terroir is mostly gravel with clay soils.

Photo credits: Château Rauzan-Ségla

Château Canon is celebrated for crafting Bordeaux wines that express the nuances of the Saint-Émilion terroir. The wines, predominantly made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc, unveil layers of red and dark ripe fruit aromas coupled with earthy undertones. Château Canon 1er Cru Classé B is 'a wine that has been transformed over the past decade by careful vineyard work and ever more precise attentions in the cellar' Jane Anson.  

Château Canon owns 34 hectares of vines. The vineyard is in the heart of the St. Emilion, on the top of the limestone plateau, which overhangs the Dordogne Valley. The terroir is clay and limestone soils.

Photo Credits: Decanter | Tim Graham | Alamy Stock Photo


2001: an under-valued vintage, offering elegant, classically-styled wines with great aromatics.

2009: an excellent year, with hot dry weather combined with fresh nights that encouraged good aromatics. Initially described the vintage of the century... the wines themselves were richly structured. The reds were high in alcohol and initially highly marked by the generosity of the vintage, but the terroir has come through with aging.

2016: heavy rains on the first part of the year, followed by a beautifully warm dry finish. This mean long slow ripening, with natural richness and concentration. Sandy soils in some parts of the region suffered from water deficit and blockages, but clay and limestone held on well. Great acidities and tannins, along with big fruits, means this vintage could age for decades.

Check out the lineup for this tasting:

  • Château Rauzan-Ségla - Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2001
  • Château Rauzan-Ségla - Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2009
  • Château Rauzan-Ségla - Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2016
  • Château Canon - Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2001
  • Château Canon - Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2009
  • Château Canon - Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2016