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2020 Chateau Rauzan-Segla

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2020 Chateau Rauzan-Segla from Chateau Rauzan-Segla, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2020 vintage from Chateau Rauzan-Segla is an articulate expression of Margaux's unique terroir, its legacy scripted in the layers of its complexity. As one who has seen the evolution of the Bordeaux wine tapestry over four decades, the nuanced character of this wine struck a chord seldom touched. The 2020 Chateau Rauzan-Segla beaconed with promise, signalling an addition to the cellar that could only mature into a narrative rich with enological sagacity.


Refined Elegance Meets Optimal Conditions

The year 2020 will be chronicled for the dramatic climatic conditions that flirted with destiny—culminating in a composition endowed with both concentration and grace. The unmistakable bouquet of dark berries, laced with subtle notes of violets and liquorice, emerges like a tapestry woven with threads of silken tannins. It’s this core structure, coupled with a persistent finish, that presents an investment prospect capable of outliving fleeting market trends.


The Mastery of Margaux Tradition

In revered Margaux fashion, the 2020 Chateau Rauzan-Segla showcases a brilliance in balance—a blend where Merlot's plushness complements Cabernet Sauvignon's resolute backbone. Each sip reveals unfolding layers where cassis consorts with delicate hints of cedar and graphite—all testament to a season that challenged yet championed viticultural excellence.

An investment in the 2020 vintage is not merely one of pecuniary potential but also of historical resonance. Its assured sophistication reflects both the might of its lineage and the invigorating embrace of modern viniculture.

The 2020 Chateau Rauzan-Segla emerges as a paragon destined for long cellarage and promises to reward both palate and portfolio alike—its profile etched into Margaux lore, inviting connoisseurs to become part of its unfolding legacy.

Indeed, as with many fine wines from Bordeaux, timing is everything—not just in decanting upon serving but also when selecting vintages for augmenting one's collection. And time shall reveal that the 2020 Chateau Rauzan-Segla is one vintage that impeccably encapsulates both the immediacy of pleasure and the longevity of form—an astute acquisition by any discerning investor or enthusiast.

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Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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