2000 Chateau Rauzan-Segla
By Chateau Rauzan-Segla
2000 Chateau Rauzan-Ségla from Chateau Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux, Bordeaux
The turn of the millennium bore witness to a sublime offering from Chateau Rauzan-Ségla, with the 2000 vintage emerging as one of the most captivating years from this august estate. The profound confluence of climatic excellence with adroit viniculture has yielded a vintage that exudes complexity harmoniously married with potent finesse.
A Tapestry of Terroir-Twined Sophistication
2000 Chateau Rauzan-Ségla from Chateau Rauzan-Ségla is an articulate exemplar of Margaux's legendary elegance. While the producer is renowned for sculpting wines with seamless tannins and a bouquet that dances through a spectrum of olfactory pleasures, it is in this particular year that these qualities ascend to profound heights. Evident are the advantages of an exceptional growing season: ample spring rains followed by an idyllically warm and dry summer, leading to optimal ripeness and concentration of flavours — a true boon for wine investment connoisseurs.
Investment-Worthy Liquid Aristocracy
The 2000 vintage presents a rich palette of deep, crimson hues — the precursor to a palatial sensory experience. Tasters are greeted with an aristocratic array of black currants, truffles, and cedar, grounded by an earthy minerality evocative of Margaux's hallowed soils. These characteristics coalesce into a silken mouthfeel punctuated by a firm yet graceful structure that promises longevity, making the 2000 Chateau Rauzan-Ségla not merely a wine but an asset maturing with unwavering dignity over time.
Lauded for its exquisite balance and layering, this vintage is unrelenting in its capacity to enchant; it reveals new secrets with each taste, unfurling like the venerable narrative it is. Each sip resonates with the meticulous care invested from vineyard to bottle - truly an embodiment of fine craftsmanship.
For those seeking to diversify their portfolios or enrich their cellars with opulent Bordeaux blends, the 2000 Chateau Rauzan-Ségla warrants careful consideration. This wine encapsulates the essence of one of Bordeaux's sterling years — its pedigree underscored by sustained acclaim and serene aging potential. For enthusiasts and investors alike, this vintage stands out as a tangible testament to the artistry inherent in winemaking at Chateau Rauzan-Ségla.
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Scores and tasting notes
Deep brick in color, the 2000 Rauzan-Ségla gives a mature nose of sandalwood, sweaty leather, cinnamon stick and star anise with wafts of raisin cake, dried cherries and preserved plums. Medium-bodied with a chewy texture and a good amount of remaining dried berries and savory layers, it finishes just a little rustic. The blend this year is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, harvested between September 22 and October 6 at an average yield of 37 hectoliters per hectare. It was aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. The alcohol is 13%.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 April 2020