Château Rauzan-Ségla

About Château Rauzan-Ségla

Château Rauzan-Ségla and Mouton-Rothschild were considered the two leading Second Growths of the 19th Century. Whilst Mouton's ascension has become the stuff of legend as the only property to achieve an alteration to the 1855 classification, Rauzan-Ségla dwindled dreadfully due to a succession of almost inexplicably disappointing wines.

 

In truth, its Renaissance began some time before the introduction of the Chanel Group propelled the estate into the stratosphere. Rauzan-Ségla's initial sale in the early 1980s saw the eminent Professor Peynaud appointed as the consultant, who increased both proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and new oak into the wines. In 1986 an entirely new winery was built.

 

Increasing quality, vintage after vintage, obviously did not go unnoticed by the vinous titan that is the Chanel Group, and they acquired the historic in 1994. Today, Château Rauzan-Ségla is one of a trio of Bordeaux estates owned by the fashion house Chanel, along with Château Canon and Chateau Berliquet. Rauzan-Ségla is a Margaux 2éme Grand Cru Classé (“Second Growth”) estate. The Wertheimer brothers (owners of Chanel) has invested brilliantly which has paid dividends aplenty.

 

The Vineyard and The Winemaking

The new owners began a vast investment programme. Alongside hiring Peter Marino to restore the historic château, they have replaced concrete vats with smaller vessels for precise vinification and also implemented a sweeping replanting program that is still under way after nearly 30 years of acquisition.

 

The newer plantings feature more Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and the addition of Petit Verdot. Today, the vineyard comprises 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. While much of their vines are on the Cantenac plateau, they also have vines close to Margaux's village. Slightly more than half their vineyard is well placed, directly adjacent to the château. They also have vines close to Chateau Margaux and not far from Brane Cantenac.

 

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Rauzan-Segla 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €852.90
2010

Rauzan-Segla 2010 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

A wine that could easily be mistaken for a First Growth, the 2010 Rauzan-Ségla is an incredibly powerful, full-bodied wine by this estate’s standards, yet it nevertheless holds onto a terrific sense of elegance as well as perfect balance. A huge nose of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco, lead pencil, and spice give way to a concentrated, blockbuster styled Margaux that has thrilling depth of fruit, masses of ripe tannins, and great length and finesse on the finish. This brilliant wine is just now seemingly on the edge of its drink window and offers immense pleasure, yet it has another 30-40 years of life ahead of it. Along with the 2015 and 2016, it’s the greatest wine made at this estate in the past two decades.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €852.90
Rauzan-Segla 2015 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,301.40
2015

Rauzan-Segla 2015 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

I underrated the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla on release. It’s a big, rich, incredibly sexy wine that’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2016 (and 2018). Full-bodied, ripe, and concentrated, it has a wonderfully expansive, layered texture as well as an incredible sense of balance. Lots of cassis, leafy herbs, flowery incense, and tobacco notes all emerge from this beauty, which offers sweet tannins as well as a huge finish. This is magical stuff that’s going to keep for three decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,301.40
Rauzan-Segla 2015 (1x600cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,110.80
2015

Rauzan-Segla 2015 (1x600cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

I underrated the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla on release. It’s a big, rich, incredibly sexy wine that’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2016 (and 2018). Full-bodied, ripe, and concentrated, it has a wonderfully expansive, layered texture as well as an incredible sense of balance. Lots of cassis, leafy herbs, flowery incense, and tobacco notes all emerge from this beauty, which offers sweet tannins as well as a huge finish. This is magical stuff that’s going to keep for three decades or more.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,110.80
Rauzan-Segla 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €752.10
2015

Rauzan-Segla 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

I underrated the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla on release. It’s a big, rich, incredibly sexy wine that’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2016 (and 2018). Full-bodied, ripe, and concentrated, it has a wonderfully expansive, layered texture as well as an incredible sense of balance. Lots of cassis, leafy herbs, flowery incense, and tobacco notes all emerge from this beauty, which offers sweet tannins as well as a huge finish. This is magical stuff that’s going to keep for three decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €752.10
Rauzan-Segla 2016 (1x600cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,110.80
2016

Rauzan-Segla 2016 (1x600cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2016 Rauzan-Ségla has an intense bouquet, one of the most perfumed that I encountered during my round of tastings. Violets infuse the ebullient black fruit, and traces of pencil lead emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied, very pure and supple, displaying wonderful balance and a satiny texture that belongs in a lingerie shop. This is an utterly seductive Margaux, one of the finest in recent years as this estate continues its upsurge in quality. Few 2016s will dole out such inhibited pleasure.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,110.80
Rauzan-Segla 2018 (1x300cl)
Inc. TAX: €695.24
2018

Rauzan-Segla 2018 (1x300cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Reminding me of the 2016, the 2018 Château Rauzan-Segla reveals this beautifully fresh, complex bouquet that still has serious richness and depth. Based on 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, raised in 65% new barrels, it offers a dense purple hue to go with gorgeous notes of blackcurrants, spring flowers, cigar wrapper, and sandalwood. A quintessential Margaux with its spicy, complex, floral character, it's full-bodied and has a supple, elegant texture, no hard edges, a solid spine of acidity, and a great, great finish. This is a brilliant, heavenly 2018 to enjoy over the coming 30 years or more.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €695.24
Rauzan-Segla 2018 (1x600cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,332.89
2018

Rauzan-Segla 2018 (1x600cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Reminding me of the 2016, the 2018 Château Rauzan-Segla reveals this beautifully fresh, complex bouquet that still has serious richness and depth. Based on 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, raised in 65% new barrels, it offers a dense purple hue to go with gorgeous notes of blackcurrants, spring flowers, cigar wrapper, and sandalwood. A quintessential Margaux with its spicy, complex, floral character, it's full-bodied and has a supple, elegant texture, no hard edges, a solid spine of acidity, and a great, great finish. This is a brilliant, heavenly 2018 to enjoy over the coming 30 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 3 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,332.89
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €490.51
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €490.51
Segla Margaux 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €465.30
2009

Segla Margaux 2009 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92)

Black cherry and fresh mushroom, with hints of currants and sweet tobacco. Full- bodied, with chewy, yet polished tannins. Lovely berry and cherry. Racy and pretty. So delicious now. Second wine of Rauzan-Segla. Try in 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 11 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 92 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €465.30
Segla Margaux 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €345.79
2015

Segla Margaux 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A solid red with a dense palate of ripe fruit, chewy tannins and a savory finish. This shows structure and reserve. Excellent second wine from Rauzan.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €345.79
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Rauzan-Segla 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €696.00
2010

Rauzan-Segla 2010 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

A wine that could easily be mistaken for a First Growth, the 2010 Rauzan-Ségla is an incredibly powerful, full-bodied wine by this estate’s standards, yet it nevertheless holds onto a terrific sense of elegance as well as perfect balance. A huge nose of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco, lead pencil, and spice give way to a concentrated, blockbuster styled Margaux that has thrilling depth of fruit, masses of ripe tannins, and great length and finesse on the finish. This brilliant wine is just now seemingly on the edge of its drink window and offers immense pleasure, yet it has another 30-40 years of life ahead of it. Along with the 2015 and 2016, it’s the greatest wine made at this estate in the past two decades.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €696.00
Rauzan-Segla 2015 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,055.00
2015

Rauzan-Segla 2015 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

I underrated the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla on release. It’s a big, rich, incredibly sexy wine that’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2016 (and 2018). Full-bodied, ripe, and concentrated, it has a wonderfully expansive, layered texture as well as an incredible sense of balance. Lots of cassis, leafy herbs, flowery incense, and tobacco notes all emerge from this beauty, which offers sweet tannins as well as a huge finish. This is magical stuff that’s going to keep for three decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,055.00
Rauzan-Segla 2015 (1x600cl)
In Bond: €906.00
2015

Rauzan-Segla 2015 (1x600cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

I underrated the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla on release. It’s a big, rich, incredibly sexy wine that’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2016 (and 2018). Full-bodied, ripe, and concentrated, it has a wonderfully expansive, layered texture as well as an incredible sense of balance. Lots of cassis, leafy herbs, flowery incense, and tobacco notes all emerge from this beauty, which offers sweet tannins as well as a huge finish. This is magical stuff that’s going to keep for three decades or more.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €906.00
Rauzan-Segla 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €612.00
2015

Rauzan-Segla 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

I underrated the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla on release. It’s a big, rich, incredibly sexy wine that’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2016 (and 2018). Full-bodied, ripe, and concentrated, it has a wonderfully expansive, layered texture as well as an incredible sense of balance. Lots of cassis, leafy herbs, flowery incense, and tobacco notes all emerge from this beauty, which offers sweet tannins as well as a huge finish. This is magical stuff that’s going to keep for three decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €612.00
Rauzan-Segla 2016 (1x600cl)
In Bond: €906.00
2016

Rauzan-Segla 2016 (1x600cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2016 Rauzan-Ségla has an intense bouquet, one of the most perfumed that I encountered during my round of tastings. Violets infuse the ebullient black fruit, and traces of pencil lead emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied, very pure and supple, displaying wonderful balance and a satiny texture that belongs in a lingerie shop. This is an utterly seductive Margaux, one of the finest in recent years as this estate continues its upsurge in quality. Few 2016s will dole out such inhibited pleasure.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €906.00
Rauzan-Segla 2018 (1x300cl)
In Bond: €569.00
2018

Rauzan-Segla 2018 (1x300cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Reminding me of the 2016, the 2018 Château Rauzan-Segla reveals this beautifully fresh, complex bouquet that still has serious richness and depth. Based on 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, raised in 65% new barrels, it offers a dense purple hue to go with gorgeous notes of blackcurrants, spring flowers, cigar wrapper, and sandalwood. A quintessential Margaux with its spicy, complex, floral character, it's full-bodied and has a supple, elegant texture, no hard edges, a solid spine of acidity, and a great, great finish. This is a brilliant, heavenly 2018 to enjoy over the coming 30 years or more.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €569.00
Rauzan-Segla 2018 (1x600cl)
In Bond: €1,090.00
2018

Rauzan-Segla 2018 (1x600cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Reminding me of the 2016, the 2018 Château Rauzan-Segla reveals this beautifully fresh, complex bouquet that still has serious richness and depth. Based on 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, raised in 65% new barrels, it offers a dense purple hue to go with gorgeous notes of blackcurrants, spring flowers, cigar wrapper, and sandalwood. A quintessential Margaux with its spicy, complex, floral character, it's full-bodied and has a supple, elegant texture, no hard edges, a solid spine of acidity, and a great, great finish. This is a brilliant, heavenly 2018 to enjoy over the coming 30 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 3 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,090.00
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: €401.00
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €401.00
Segla Margaux 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €373.00
2009

Segla Margaux 2009 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92)

Black cherry and fresh mushroom, with hints of currants and sweet tobacco. Full- bodied, with chewy, yet polished tannins. Lovely berry and cherry. Racy and pretty. So delicious now. Second wine of Rauzan-Segla. Try in 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 11 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 92 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €373.00
Segla Margaux 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €273.00
2015

Segla Margaux 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A solid red with a dense palate of ripe fruit, chewy tannins and a savory finish. This shows structure and reserve. Excellent second wine from Rauzan.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €273.00

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