Jeb Dunnuck
James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Chateau Rauzan Segla 2009

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The wines at Chateau Rauzan-Segla have delighted many well-know figures, most famously Thomas Jefferson who came across this wine during his visit to the vineyards of Bordeaux, placing an order for several cases of it. He thus became a fervent admirer or Rauzan-Segla wines. Some decades later, the 1855 Classification ranked Chateau Rauzan-Segla as a Second Growth.

Looking, smelling and tasting a glass of Rauzan-Segla wine is an invitation to a journey like no other. This journey of pleasure begins with the eye. The beauty of a color so intense that is impossible to take one's eye off of it. A color that draws us in and makes us want to discover it secrets. The pleasure of its luxurious aromas disclosing cigar bo notes which combine harmoniously with aromas of ripe fruit. The first sip coats the palate seductively with a combination of finesse, elegance and unparalleled charm. The wine's smooth, complex texture will make you want to linger over the tasting experience. To taste a glass of Rauzan-Segla is to savor its fruity freshness and let yourself be transported by its silky smooth texture, the result of over three centuries of winemaking expertise.

96 Points - James Suckling

Deep, spicy and earthy, but with plenty of Cabernet Sauvignon cassis aroma and solid tannins giving it a serious structure. It's not the most polished Medoc of the vintage, but there's plenty of concentration and energy driving the long firm finish. Give it more time. Try after 2021.

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2009 Rauzan-Segla shows the style of the vintage perfectly and is a ripe, mouthfilling, sexy Margaux that’s just begging to be drunk. It doesn’t have the sheer density of the 2010 but offers a more weightless, full-bodied, layered style as well as fabulous notes of dark fruits, roasted herbs, graphite, chocolate, and tobacco.

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast

A rich and opulent wine, very ripe, packed with luscious blackberry and damson fruit as well as sweet tannins. It is a fruit salad of fruit flavors given structure by a core of dryness. Already a gorgeous wine, but one that will also age.

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Rauzan-Segla bursts from the glass with bold, vivacious Black Forest cake, blackberry pie and warm blueberry scents plus nuances of cardamom, candied violets, smoked meats and Chinese five spice with a waft of dusty soil. Full-bodied, rich, plush and decadent, it completely coats the palate with densely packed preserved black berries layers, finishing very long and spicy. 

94 Points - Vinous

93 Points - Decanter

92 Points - Wine Spectator