1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla
By Chateau Rauzan-Segla
1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla from Chateau Rauzan-Segla, Margaux, Bordeaux
The revered 1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla represents a luminous chapter in the esteemed annals of Bordeaux, exuding a grandeur synonymous with the finest vintages of Margaux. An acclaimed year, the '90 has emerged as a lion amongst its peers, distinguished not just for its remarkable balance and structure but also the grace with which it has entered its plateau of maturity.
Embodiment of a Stellar Vintage
An extraordinary growing season, typified by warm but not overbearing weather and impeccably timed rains, laid the foundation for the 1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla to flourish. It's a vintage that encapsulates the distinctive virtues of Cabernet Sauvignon-led blends crafted within this hallowed appellation. The opulent bouquet effortlessly marries black currant and tobacco nuances with a subtle undercurrent of truffle – a testament to its age and pedigree.
A Harmonious Composition Aged to Perfection
On the palate, the 1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla unfurls with an aristocratic finesse. A harmonious interplay of ripened tannins paired with an enigmatic depth presents a wine of extraordinary sophistication. Its profound complexity is articulated through layers of dark fruit laced with hints of violet and anise, cascading into a finish that remains resonant and pure - hallmark qualities that make this vintage a choice par excellence for fine wine investors seeking both pleasure and potential financial reward.
Elegance in Evolution: An Asset Worth Savouring
The evolution of the 1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla in bottle has been nothing short of remarkable; it has transcended expectations, continuing to offer enchantment with each passing year. As it reaches its zenith, one can only marvel at this wine's ability to imbue patience and passion into every glass poured – a true jewel amongst collectable wines.
In closing, this stunning offering from Chateau Rauzan-Segla remains one of the most distinguished examples of winemaking craftsmanship to emerge from Bordeaux's historical cellars. It stands as a beacon for collectors and connoisseurs alike who seek to embellish their portfolios with an investment-grade wine of exceeding merit. In the pantheon of celebrated Bordeaux vintages, the 1990 Chateau Rauzan-Segla maintains its rightful place - an impeccable creation moulded by time and terroir.
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Scores and tasting notes
A complex nose of subtle menthol intermixed with black currants, cherries, spice box, cedar, and herbs emerges from this fully mature 1990. It is a fleshy, round, generously endowed Margaux with silky tannins, low acidity, and beautiful purity. Drink it with great pleasure now, or cellar it for another decade. Release price: ($300.00/case)
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2009