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2005 Chateau Rauzan SeglaBlend from France


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  • 97 Wine Spectator
  • 96 Wine Enthusiast
  • 95 Neal Martin - Wine Journal
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Wine Spectator #2 Wine of the Year for 2008
"Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished and beautiful, with a seamless texture. Best after 2014. 10,000 cases made."

96 Wine Enthusiast

"A wine with a beautiful mouthfeel and shape. This is rich, gleaming in the ripe black fruits, the touch of spice and mint, as well as the sweet blackberry flavors. The acidity is balanced, showing off the fruit. There is weight and density as well."

95 Neal Martin - Wine Journal

"Tasted single blind at Southwold. After a couple of vexing showing out of barrel, this Rauzan-Segla is finally proving its mettle and I happily upgrade my score. Tasted blind, it shines amongst its peers with a well defined nose: blackberry, crushed stones and a touch of oyster shell. Great clarity. This is very well balanced on the palate, nice acidity, fresh, tannic backbone and really great focus. Sophisticated from start to finish. It has beautifully interwoven oak. This will be a great Rauzan-Segla but as always it needs patient cellaring. Drink 2015-2030+ Tasted January 2009."

Product Detail

Item # 7927
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Margaux

97 - Wine Spectator

96 - Wine Enthusiast

95 - Neal Martin - Wine Journal

Vintage 2005
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower