Chateau Rauzan-Segla Margaux 2009


At Rauzan-Ségla, selecting grape varieties is a real encounter – between the soil and its potential. The Médoc terraces provide grape varieties with multicoloured futures. Cabernet Sauvignon has established a kingdom in the gravel soils, which offer warmth and drainage on their bed of pebbles. This late-ripening grape variety takes the time it needs to create complexity and depth. Merlot reveals its different sides in the deep, fine gravel closer to the estuary. Delicacy. Radiance and fruit. Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc bring complexity to the dance with their hints of colour.

Matured at the heart of this historic vineyard, Rauzan-Ségla is an iron fist in a velvet glove. Its modesty and clear delicate touch hide a deep, intense heart. Staying true to the Margaux application, it is a truly noble nectar. Grace that reveals restraint. Multifaceted complexity. Pure sophistication and the charm of tenacity. Smooth nobility. Intense tannins. Ageing potential.

Looking, smelling and tasting a glass of Rauzan-Segla wine is an invitation to a journey like no other. This journey of pleasure begins with the eye. The beauty of a color so intense that is impossible to take one's eye off of it. A color that draws us in and makes us want to discover it secrets. The pleasure of its luxurious aromas disclosing cigar bo notes which combine harmoniously with aromas of ripe fruit. The first sip coats the palate seductively with a combination of finesse, elegance and unparalleled charm. The wine's smooth, complex texture will make you want to linger over the tasting experience. To taste a glass of Rauzan-Segla is to savor its fruity freshness and let yourself be transported by its silky smooth texture, the result of over three centuries of winemaking expertise.

"Deep, spicy and earthy, but with plenty of cabernet sauvignon cassis aroma and solid tannins giving it a serious structure. It's not the most polished Médoc of the vintage, but there's plenty of concentration and energy driving the long firm finish. Give it more time. Try after 2021." - 96 Points, James Suckling

"The 2009 Rauzan-Ségla shows the style of the vintage perfectly and is a ripe, mouthfilling, sexy Margaux that’s just begging to be drunk. It doesn’t have the sheer density of the 2010 but offers a more weightless, full-bodied, layered style as well as fabulous notes of dark fruits, roasted herbs, graphite, chocolate, and tobacco. A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Merlot, it’s going to continue dishing out plenty of pleasure over the coming 20-25 years or more. It’s worth noting that the label here is different due to 2009 being the 350-year anniversary of the estate." - 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

"Deep garnet colored, the 2007 Rauzan-Ségla is scented of cigar box, baking spices and preserved plums with nuances of pencil shavings, leather and bay leaves. The medium-bodied palate is delicately styled with maturing earth and spice flavors plus a chewy frame, finishing with an herbal lift. The blend this year is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, harvested between September 21st and October 10th, at an average yield of 43 hectoliters per hectare. It was aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. The alcohol is 13.5%." - 94 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


Producer: Château Rauzan-Ségla

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Appellation: Margaux

Vintage: 2009

Size: 750ml