Ch Rauzan Ségla 2020
2e Grand Cru Classé
€ 93.17/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
The wine Advocate – 96-98+/100
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.
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 95-97/100
The 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is all reserve and nowhere near as showy as the last few vintages. Don’t be fooled though, this tightly-coiled, brilliant wine has the potential to be magnificent, but it needs time. Sweet floral, spice and cedar nuances open with a bit of coaxing, but the 2020 is in no mood to show all its cards yet. The 2020 is a super-classic Rauzan-Ségla that will delight readers in search of restrained elegance, something that is not so easy to find in Bordeaux these days.
J.M. Quarin – 95/100
Couleur pourpre, intense et belle. Très beau nez intense, fin, subtil, frais, mûr, floral et même complexe. Moelleux en entrée de bouche, très savoureux au milieu, avec du corps, du fondant, le vin évolue nuancé dans ses appuis tanniques, vers une finale aux tannins fins, délicieuse et longue. Assemblage : 60 % cabernet sauvignon, 36 % merlot, 3 % petit verdot, 1% cabenet franc.
J. Suckling – 97-98/100