Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2011 Margaux Bordeaux France

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94 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is typical of the ripe and opulent style of this property with super ripe black currant fruit. It's concentrated in flavor, but also structured with smooth tannins. It's a wine both for short-term fruitiness and long-term power and density. Drink from 2017.

93 Points James Suckling - A wine with a beautiful aromas and flavors of dark fruits, minerals and dried flowers. Full body, integrated tannins and a fresh finish. A little chewy but will soften with age. Better in 2017.

93 Points Jeb Dunnuck - The 2011 Rauzan-Ségla is more red-fruited and spice-driven, with complex tobacco, dried earth, flowers, and cedar notes in the background. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and elegant on the palate, it has the firm edge to its tannins that’s common in the vintage, yet it has more than enough sweet fruit as well as impressive mid-palate depth and a great finish. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, it’s another rich yet elegant wine from this estate that will continue offering ample pleasure for another two decades or more. 

92 Points Wine Advocate - Deep garnet colored, the 2011 Rauzan-Ségla displays a series of earthy notes to begin—truffles, moss-covered bark, fungi and tilled soil—over a core of redcurrant jelly, blackberry pie and mincemeat with hints of sandalwood, new leather and fallen leaves. Medium-bodied with a firm line of chewy, slightly rustic tannins, it has a great core of earth-laced black fruits with provocative freshness and a long mineral-tinged finish. The blend this year is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, harvested between September 8th and 28th, at an average yield of 28 hectoliters per hectare. It was aged for 18 months in French oak, 70% new. The alcohol is 13.5%, and the pH is 3.33.

92 Points Vinous - The 2011 Rauzan-Ségla is a pretty little thing. It has a gentle but very appealing nose whose attractiveness creeps up on you: black fruit, briary, a hint of sandalwood and pressed flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, a fine thread of acidity, très Margaux towards the second half with a feminine, unassuming personality that is just so elegant and refined without shortchanging on fruit. To put it simply, this is just a wine you want to drink rather than think too long about.

92 Points Wine Spectator - Modern style with a good fleshy feel and a nice smoky edge to the currant fig and melted licorice notes. Stays velvety through the finish with the flavors melding nicely. 

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