Château Rauzan Segla 2007

Bordeaux
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£48.00 per bottle
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This substantial 2007 (a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot) exhibits a deep ruby/purple-tinged color along with a big, sweet kiss of licorice, forest floor, tobacco leaf, black currants, and cherries. It possesses a lovely texture, a round, ample mouth feel, sweet tannin, and low acidity. It is drinking well now, and should continue to evolve for a decade or more.

Taste & Aroma

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This substantial 2007 (a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot) exhibits a deep ruby/purple-tinged color along with a big, sweet kiss of licorice, forest floor, tobacco leaf, black currants, and cherries. It possesses a lovely texture, a round, ample mouth feel, sweet tannin, and low acidity. It is drinking well now, and should continue to evolve for a decade or more.

Robert Parker on Apr 1st, 2010

Producer

Château Rauzan-Segla is located in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux.  The estate was acquired by the Cruse Family in 1903, who held ownership until 1957 when it was sold to John Holt, a shipping magnate from Liverpool.  In 1982 the renowned consultant Émile Peynaud was taken on board and by 1989 the Château was purchased by Brent Walker. Unfortunately, he did not have any success with the Château and in 1994 he sold the estate to the Wertheimer family who own Chanel. They brought in a team led by John Kolasa and David Orr, winemakers at Château Latour. The vineyards are distributed between mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (over 60%), Merlot and small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.   The annual production is around 8000 cases and the Château has a second wine called Ségla.

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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