Château Rauzan Ségla 2016 (case 6x75cl)

Bordeaux
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98 Points - James Suckling

The aromas of blackcurrants, sweet tobacco and sandalwood are tantalizing. Then it turns to subtle, dried fruit. Full-bodied with dense and powerful tannins, yet ending with finesse and vertical nature. Very deep. Power with finesse. Try after 2025.

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Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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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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