1996 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-brick in color, the 1996 Chateau Rauzan-Segla is scented of dried flowers and creme de cassis with hints of game, black olives and pencil lead. Medium bodied and still quite tight in the mouth, it has a great concentration of layered savory and warm cassis flavors with lively acid and a medium level of grainy tannins, finishing long. (LPB)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full red-ruby. Explosive aromas of boysenberry juice, espresso and smoky oak. Thick and lush, with terrific volume in the mouth; harmonious acidity gives the flavors clarity and brightness. Very long, sweet finish. (ST)
Intense aromas of blackberry, chocolate and currant follow through to a full-bodied palate, with soft tannins and a long decadent aftertaste. (JS, Web-2007)
Rauzan-Ségla rivals Palmer as the second-best property in Margaux. The château has improved dramatically due to huge investments made by the current owners, the famous Chanel firm.