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2005 Chateau Rauzan Segla Margaux
4 Ratings
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4 Ratings
2005 Chateau Rauzan Segla Margaux

Wine Description

An elegant and fragrant bouquet, lots of taste on the palate, a well balanced structure and a very great elegance.

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An elegant and fragrant bouquet, lots of taste on the palate, a well balanced structure and a very great elegance.

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    Fellow Drync'er

    Sa robe est d’une couleur pourpre et est foncée. Le nez présente des arômes de boisé et de la vanille. Une fois agité, « Ségla » offre des notes de fruits rouges légèrement cuits.<br/>En bouche, le vin m’inspire élégance, équilibre et finesse avec des tannins enrobés. La finale est longue sur une note boisée.<br/>C’est un vin mi-corsé qui n’est pas encore prêt. Il me semble intéressant de le découvrir entre 2010 et 2012.<br/>« Ségla » est le second vin du château Rauzan-Ségla. C’est un domaine classé second grand cru en 1855.

    about 4 years
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    donkey

    Good balance overall. Lots of jam flavor now but it will only get better with time.

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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    93-97 Wine Spectator 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. Score: 97. —James Suckling, March 31, 2008. Wine Advocate One of the most beautiful Rauzan-Seglas made in decades, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot exhibits a gorgeous perfume of spring flowers, subtle mint, black cherries, black currants, read more...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. Although this beauty is performing well, it remains a decade away from its plateau of maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+. Score: 94. —Robert Parker, April 2008. Wine Enthusiast 93-95 Barrel sample. A hard, powerfully dry wine that packs big tannins over the fruit. The wood element is certainly there, but it's the almost Napa-like fruit tannins that drive this wine. Score: 94. —Roger Voss, June 20, 2006.    (hide)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Very much a proponent of 2005 ripeness and showing all of the succulent fruit that marks the best performers of the year, this wonderfully rich and aromatic offering ups the ante in terms of fruity volume and scale, yet it is never less than firmly structured and wholly Margaux in manner. Its fine-grained tannins ensure a decade or two of improvement, but it shows so much early appeal that it will tempt drinking far sooner.
  • International Wine Cellar
    Good full red-ruby. Inviting, expressive aromas of plum, redcurrant, mocha, coffee, game, flowers and nutty oak. Sweet, fat and stuffed with fruit; quite silky in texture but a bit less refined than the 2006 in spite of its greater richness. Fairly full wine, finishing with lovely lingering perfume as well as slightly edgy tannins that will require a decade of cellaring.
  • Wine.com
    #2 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 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. 97 Points Wine Spectator
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