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2013 Chateau Rauzan-Segla

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2013 Chateau Rauzan-Segla from Chateau Rauzan-Segla, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2013 vintage in Bordeaux faced its fair share of climatic hurdles, yet the resolve of the vintners at Chateau Rauzan-Segla resulted in a wine that intriguingly encapsulates both the challenges and triumphs of the season. The resilience of the chateau and tenacity to produce a commendable vintage under less-than-ideal conditions revealed the depth of character that wine investors seek in such storied vintages.


The Essence of 2013 Captured Impeccably

In the glass, the 2013 Chateau Rauzan-Segla unravels with an aristocratic poise, unveiling the poignancy of Margaux’s terroir despite a capricious growing season. The bouquet is redolent with subtle dark berry fruits laced with floral hints, indicative of Margaux’s hallmark finesse even when confronted with adversity. A disciplined structure leads to an ensemble of flavours where mature tannins play off against the careful oak ageing, sustaining a finish that is both elegant and enduring. This attests to the skilful artistry at work within the hallowed winery halls.


An Investment Surpassing Expectations

For aficionados and investors alike, this offering from Chateau Rauzan-Segla presents a narrative of complexity and adaptability. It serves as an exemplar of how years coined as 'off-vintages' can still produce wines with charm and potential for maturation. Indeed, this vintage demonstrates insightful viticulture teamed with adept winemaking – a combination that reinforces its investment allure.

Savouring the 2013 Chateau Rauzan-Segla offers a glimpse into the meticulous craftsmanship behind each bottle, regardless of external vicissitudes. It epitomises an unforeseen success from a Bordeaux year seen largely as challenging. What emerges is a testament of hope and excellence intertwined, ensuring its rightful place among discerning collections and portfolios.

In summary, the 2013 Chateau Rauzan-Segla stands as one to watch for investors scouting unique opportunities in fine wine. The story it tells—one of conquest over climatic strife—makes it a valuable piece in any strategic investment in viticulture history and savoir-faire.

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Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2013 Rauzan-Ségla gives up notes of warm plums, Morello cherries, cassis and espresso with hints of dried Provence herbs, woodsmoke and damp soil. Medium bodied, the palate gives lovely freshness and bags of earth-laced red and black fruits with a chewy texture and a lively herbal lift on the finish. The blend this year is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, harvested between September 22nd and October 16th, at an average yield of 32 hectoliters per hectare. It was aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. The alcohol is 13.5%, and the pH is 3.5.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 April 2020

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