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2015 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253297 98 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark I underrated the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla on release. It’s a big, rich, incredibly sexy wine that’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2016 (and 2018). Full-bodied, ripe, and concentrated, it has a wonderfully expansive, layered texture as well as an incredible sense of balance. Lots of cassis, leafy herbs, flowery incense, and tobacco notes all emerge from this beauty, which offers sweet tannins as well as a huge finish. This is magical stuff that’s going to keep for three decades or more. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Extremely aromatic with dried flowers, perfumed and sandalwood and blackcurrants. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, a gorgeous core of ripe fruit and blackcurrants and blueberries. Racy and very long. So impressive. This needs four or five years to come around but already so fine. Inner quote mark (2/2018)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Rauzan-Ségla offers up an expressive nose of baked blackberries, kirsch, warm cassis and baked plums with hints of cigar box and tilled soil. Full-bodied, rich and expansive in the mouth, it has layer upon layer of bold red and black fruit preserves with earthy accents and a velvety texture, finishing long and lively. (LPB) Inner quote mark (4/2020)

96 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Dating back to 1661, Rauzan-Segla had under-performed for many years prior to its purchase in 1994 by Chanel owners, the Wertheimer family. With significant investment, the estate has regained its former glory. Highly successful in 2015, this is refined, elegant and precise with a bright red/black fruit character and lovely freshness on the palate. It will benefit from a few more years in bottle but undoubtedly has star-quality. (AH) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2015 Rauzan-Ségla is every bit as impressive as it was from barrel. Rich, sumptuous and super-intense, the 2015 envelops the palate. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, licorice, leather, tobacco and menthol are all given an extra kick of richness in a dramatic, exceptionally beautiful Rauzan-Ségla that clearly swings for the fences. Although quite concentrated and sumptuous, the 2015 also retains considerable nuance. Readers lucky enough to own the 2015 can look forward to several decades of fine drinking. This is terrific effort from estate manager Nicolas Audebert, who wasted no time in sending a strong message about his ambitions in his first full-time vintage at Rauzan-Ségla. The 2015 is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2018)

96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Structure is the watchword for this wine. With dark tannins and concentration, it obviously has long-term potential. At the same time, the black-currant fruits are ripe and full bodied, giving rich contrast to the tannins. These two elements will allow this wine to age. *Cellar Selection* (RV) Inner quote mark (12/2017)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Takes a very fresh approach, with an open-knit feel to the mulled raspberry and red currant fruit. Pretty lilac, incense and singed apple wood notes underscore the fruit, while silky but persistent tannins carry the finish. Shows latent depth and precise balance, so don't let this early charm fool you, as this should unfurl beautifully in the cellar. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2018)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Very refined tannins and modest Margaux finesse. A tad more concentrated than the 2016. Really rather glorious with masses of tannins. (JR) 18/20 points Inner quote mark (5/2019)

K&L Notes

95 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2015 Rauzan-Ségla has a very pure, charming bouquet of macerated dark cherries, blueberry and vanilla aromas; subtle violet and iris scents blossom with aeration in the glass. Quintessential Rauzan-Ségla. The clean, precise, medium-bodied palate offers supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity and a tightly wound but quite persistent finish. It feels more primal than its peers but there is huge potential here, testament to a château that is "going places." Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting." (07/2019)


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By: Philip Bohorfoush | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2016 | Send Email
**Don’t Miss** Displays all the beautiful fruit, finesse, perfume, and fine grained tannins of the best 2015 Margaux. Rich fruited and lifted with seamless texture and a long finish. Rauzan Segla shines in 2015.

By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
Another winner from the Margaux appellation - The Rauzan-Segla is polished and concentrated with hints of cola, cassis and red cherries that linger on the finish. Lots of layers here – excellent focus and polish here!

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