2017 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1355660 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2017 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) has a profound nose of cassis, warm blackberries and black plums with touches of baking spices, violets, mocha and smoke plus a waft of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied with a great core of sustained, energetic black fruit, a frame of fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, it finishes with great length. (LPB)  (4/2018)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

 This wine has a densely tannic structure and ripe berry fruits that are just beginning to shine. Acidity, spice and richness suggest this has good aging potential. (RV)  (4/2018)

94-95 points James Suckling

 This is tight and focused with a super precise palate of blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of flowers. Full body, linear tannins and a long finish.  (4/2018)

93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Scheduled to be bottled at the end of May, the 2017 Rauzan-Ségla offers a pretty, elegant style as well as lively notes of ripe cherries, black raspberries, cassis, and some spicy oak. It’s medium to full-bodied, has a wonderful sweetness of fruit, fine tannins, and is loaded with charm. It’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet, like all the wines here, it will keep for 2-3 decades.  (5/2019)

94 points Vinous

 The 2017 Rauzan-Ségla was bottled at the end of May 2019 according to winemaker Nicolas Audebert. It has a broodier nose than expected, perhaps a tad closed after bottling, but there is certainly sufficient blackberry and raspberry fruit, subtle pressed violet, soupçon of shucked oyster shell scents emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins struck through by a fine bead of acidity. It feels rounded and velvety in texture, quite persistent in the mouth with a caressing finish that perhaps does not quite deliver the complexity or pixelation of a really top growing season. Otherwise, plainly speaking, bloody delicious. (NM)  (2/2020)

91-94 points Wine Spectator

 Fresh, showing damson plum and bitter cherry fruit laced with a savory streak and boasting a bright iron note, this has a mouthwatering edge thanks to the acidity, which creates a very refined structure for this elegant red. (JM)  (4/2018)

93 points Decanter

 Rich, tight and deep, this wine has been extremely well handled in a vintage that suits this elegant style. There isn't the depth and complexity of expression that was seen in the previous two vintages, but it gets across the signature of the estate in an earlier drinking form - the absolute essence of what you want in a trickier vintage. If priced well, it's a buy. (JA)  (4/2018)


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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/8/2018 | Send Email
Another beautiful Rauzan! High toned, lovely sweet and silky black fruits from first sip to finish. Framed by gentle tannins and outstanding balance. Ralph Sands

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