One of the most beautiful Rauzan-Ségla made in decades, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primary Merlot and tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot exhibits a gorgeous perfume of spring flowers, subtle mint, black cherries, black currants, licorice, and a hint of new oak. It offers medium to full body, sweet tannins, and a layered mouthfeel that builds incrementally to a sensational finish.
drank at 1st girls' wine tasting, Cabs from Around the World, 11/18/10. was my favorite of 5 cabs tasted. smooth, complex, great viscosity, elegant. Christian Navarro at Wally's ran the tasting.
Good balance overall. Lots of jam flavor now but it will only get better with time.
Robert ParkerRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2008
Wine SpectatorRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
Wine EnthusiastRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 06/01/2008