2004 Chateau Rauzan-Segla
By Chateau Rauzan-Segla
2004 Chateau Rauzan-Segla from Chateau Rauzan-Segla, Margaux, Bordeaux
The 2004 vintage in Bordeaux was a period marked by capricious weather, providing a milieu where only the most resilient of châteaux could flourish. The 2004 Chateau Rauzan-Segla from Chateau Rauzan-Segla stands as a testament to the tenacity and meticulous care of its cultivators amidst such conditions. The character of this vintage resides not simply in its provenance but also in the narrative of its creation.
Resilience in the Face of Climatic Whims
Margaux’s unique terroir, a cornerstone of the 2004 Chateau Rauzan-Segla's charm, has yielded a vintage that speaks both of challenge and triumph. As summer concluded with an Indian flourish, it enriched the grapes with an unexpected level of ripeness, framing the backbone for what would become an entrancing vintage out of adversity. The nuanced bouquet harbours hints of ripe blackcurrant and delicate violet florals, culminating in an olfactory tapestry indicative of the Margaux region.
An Ensemble Cast of Flavours for An Astute Palate
Upon the palate, this esteemed wine from Chateau Rauzan-Segla presents an artfully curated symphony of dark fruits laced with the slightest whisper of oak—a maturation that only half transcribes its influence on the ensemble. Spice undertones resonate through a velvety tannic structure leading to an admirably prolonged finish; each sip invites contemplation on time’s subtle craftsmanship at play within each glass.
Prospective and seasoned wine investors alike will identify the 2004 Chateau Rauzan-Segla as a consummate representative of this château’s penchant for wines that rise above climatic challenges to embody the essence of their birth year in Bordeaux.
Connoisseur Consideration for Investment Potentials
In conclusion, the palette of the 2004 vintage vividly illustrates how attentive vineyard stewardship can transcend difficult vintages—delivering a wine that matures with grace and complexity. The sophistication encapsulated in each bottle makes the 2004 Chateau Rauzan-Segla from Chateau Rauzan-Segla a compelling option for those looking to diversify their portfolio with investment-grade wines that promise both pleasure and potential yield.
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Scores and tasting notes
Deep garnet in color, the 2004 Rauzan-Ségla opens with slightly broody, muted notions of damp soil, scorched earth and charcoal with an emerging core of stewed plums, baked cherries and warm cassis plus hints of menthol, wild sage and dusty soil. Medium-bodied and elegantly style in the mouth, it has lovely freshness and an earthy core with well-played chewy tannins and a good, long finish. The blend this year is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, harvested between September 30 and October 16 at an average yield of 52 hectoliters per hectare. It was aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. The alcohol is 13%.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 April 2020