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2010 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS97
  • WS94
  • JL94
  • WA92
  • NM92
  • JR
  • AL

Reviews

JS97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
What a wonderful wine with flower, currant and hints of minerals and wet earth with some smoke. Full bodied, with chewy and creamy tannins. The texture is incredibly long with notes of citrus, dark fruits, and ripe... What a wonderful wine with flower, currant and hints of minerals and wet earth with some smoke. Full bodied, with chewy and creamy tannins. The texture is incredibly long with notes of citrus, dark fruits, and ripe raspberries. Super distinguished style.
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
This is a step ahead of the pack, thanks to its dense, sappy core of kirsch, blackberry and plum sauce that's offset by mouthwatering acidity and a long iron note on the finish. This has weight, but stays velvety and... This is a step ahead of the pack, thanks to its dense, sappy core of kirsch, blackberry and plum sauce that's offset by mouthwatering acidity and a long iron note on the finish. This has weight, but stays velvety and pure, with impressive length.
JL94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Only 45% of the crop was used in the Grand Vin. Produced from an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% alcohol, which is slightly higher than they... Only 45% of the crop was used in the Grand Vin. Produced from an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% alcohol, which is slightly higher than they achieved in 2009. Alluring scents of fresh flowers, truffle, cassis and jammy black plums combine with silk and velvet textures to produce an opulent, powerful, sensuous Margaux that coats your mouth with sensations of supple tannin and intense purity. When comparing this with the highly regarded 2009, it is not a question of quality or score, it's a matter of style. The 2009 is more sensuous, while the 2010 offers more power and lift from higher acidity.
WA92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Only 45% of the crop made it into the 2010 Rauzan-Segla, which is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine has an average pH of 3.6, but at 13.9%, the... 2010: Only 45% of the crop made it into the 2010 Rauzan-Segla, which is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine has an average pH of 3.6, but at 13.9%, the alcohol is the highest ever measured. The tannin levels in this wine suggest the great 1986 Rauzan-Segla, while the personality of the wine comes close to mirroring the 2005. Dense purple, with hints of menthol, blueberry, black currant and sweet, earthy notes, the wine is full-bodied and displays terrific purity, texture, and overall precision. The tannin levels are high, but the wine balances them out with its impressive level of concentration. This wine will probably need 5-10 years of cellaring when released and drink well for 30 or more years, given the fact that the 1986, at age 25, is still an adolescent.
NM92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Cropped over four weeks instead of three because of the uneven flowering of the Merlot, the Rauzan-Segla delivers 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.6, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot 3.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5%... Cropped over four weeks instead of three because of the uneven flowering of the Merlot, the Rauzan-Segla delivers 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.6, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot 3.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times, it has a very "strict", tightly wound bouquet. It takes time to open up, with faint notes of shellfish inflecting the very fresh blackberry and graphite fruit. The palate is very well balanced with saturated tannins, vibrant acidity, that Cabernet Sauvignon (yet again) imparting graphite and mineralité into the wine. Quite linear towards the finish, long in the mouth. A great wine...though I suspect that the 2009 may turn out to be the pick of the two.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Very sweet, purple-fruited notes on the nose. Sweet and simple and open with some minerality. Dry finish. There is lots to love here! Cool finish. 17.5 out of 20.
AL
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 3.5% petit verdot, and 1.5% cabernet franc. Aged for 18 months in approximately 50% new oak. Wow. This is a blockbuster of a wine, showing abundant dark red fruit on the nose with... 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 3.5% petit verdot, and 1.5% cabernet franc. Aged for 18 months in approximately 50% new oak. Wow. This is a blockbuster of a wine, showing abundant dark red fruit on the nose with mocha, roasted coffee and vanilla. With more power and precision than most other of the Margaux wines in 2010, this offers serious structure and ageability. Everything is in total harmony here - just incredible. An amazing effort this is one of the top wines of the apppelation. It will be long lived and will evolve beautifully for three or more decades.

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