2008 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 93 WE 93 DC 92 JL 92 JD 91 VN 91 WS 90
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, June 2016

Here is 2008 with a velvety texture yet the underlying bright acidity comes through at the same time. Medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Very pretty and energetic. Just opening now.
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, April 2011

Big, rich, almost velvet in texture, this is a powerful wine. It has spice, black berry fruits, layers of wood and black plum skins. Powerful wine for long-term aging and medium-term accessibility. ROGER VOSS
DC 92

Decanter, April 2019

A cool summer and a beautiful autumn resulted in the grapes being left on the vines for a long time to fully ripen, with picking commencing in October. Packed full of Médoc character, this has cedar, menthol, leather and...
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2018

With a shifting in color to show its maturity, the wine opens with tobacco, cedar, herbs, Christmas spice and forest notes to accompany the red fruits. Medium/full bodied, with a classic leaning, the tannins are just...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, May 2019

The 2008 Rauzan-Ségla is a solid vintage and is still relatively youthful, yet it’s certainly drinking nicely. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, it has a cooler, black-fruited, menthol, and tobacco-driven...
VN 91

Vinous, July 2011

Good dark bright red. Deep brooding aromas of blueberry mulberry tobacco mint and pepper. Deep and sweet with ripe mulberry and raspberry fruit nicely supported by a firm mineral underpinning. At once smooth and sappy...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, April 2011

A touch soft but persistent with pretty floral mulled plum and tobacco notes that glide over light rounded tannins. The pure finish lets the fruit hang elegantly. This wins on balance rather than depth. Drink now through...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2008 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) from the prestigious Margaux region of Bordeaux, France. This red Bordeaux blend is a true gem, deserving of every wine enthusiast's attention. With a regal appearance and a captivating bouquet, this wine is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of Rauzan-Segla.

In the glass, the 2008 Rauzan-Segla exhibits a deep, dark red color that alludes to its richness and complexity. As you bring the glass to your nose, a symphony of aromas unfolds. Notes of blackberry, spice, and black plum skins tantalize the senses, while layers of wood add a touch of elegance. This wine is an olfactory delight, inviting you to explore its depths.

On the palate, the 2008 Rauzan-Segla reveals its true power and finesse. The texture is almost velvet-like, coating the mouth with its opulence. The wine's medium to full body is supported by firm and chewy tannins, which add structure and longevity. Despite its youth, the underlying bright acidity shines through, adding a refreshing touch to the wine's profile. With each sip, the flavors of ripe mulberry, raspberry, tobacco, and mint unfold, creating a captivating balance of sweetness and acidity.

The critics have also been enamored by the 2008 Rauzan-Segla. Wine Enthusiast awarded it an impressive 93 points, describing it as "big, rich, and almost velvet in texture." James Suckling praised its velvety texture and fresh finish, while Wine Spectator highlighted its floral and mulled plum notes. Vinous commended its deep and sweet fruit, supported by a firm mineral underpinning. Decanter deemed it a brilliant lesson in classic Bordeaux, packed full of Médoc character. Jeb Dunnuck praised its elegance and outstanding length, predicting another 15-20 years of evolution. Jeff Leve, from TheWineCellarInsider.com, highlighted its potential for softer textures and more aromatic complexity with further aging.

Embrace the opportunity to experience the 2008 Rauzan-Segla, a wine that embodies the essence of Bordeaux's Margaux region. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine promises an unforgettable journey through the world of fine Bordeaux blends. Cheers!