Rauzan Ségla 2007


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Tasting Notes

The 2007 Rauzan-Ségla is a very fine contribution to an otherwise middling vintage. There is plenty of brambly red fruit on the nose that is briskly entering into its secondary phase: sage, undergrowth and light lavender scents emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with those same grain tannins I observed before. It is not the most finessed Rauzan-Ségla at the beginning although, there is more breeding towards the savory finish. I would not hesitate cracking one of these open now as I cannot see any benefit from further ageing, nor do I expect it to deteriorate rapidly. Tasted from a bottle from my own cellar. Drink 2019-2029.

Score: 90Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2019

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 mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and low acidity. It is drinking well now, and should continue to evolve for a decade or more. Drink 2010-2020.

Score: 89+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

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Score: 89/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008

Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Rauzan-Segla 2007 has a very intense nose of peppermint and exotic fruits, a bit of Oz in Bordeaux, but still well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins, pinched at the moment and spicy towards the dry finish. A wine that is not quite sure what it wants to be? A second bottle is a little better showing more harmony and panache with a seductive Burgundy-like finish.

Score: 91Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, October 2011

This takes time to wake up in the glass so I give it five minute to evolve. It has one of the few sensuous Left Bank noses with ripe raspberry, wild strawberry and a touch of oyster shell. Very well defined. The palate is very cohesive with physiologically ripe tannins with notes of ripe raspberry, minerals and a touch of mulberry. Almost Burgundian on the sumptuous finish. Very classy. Tasted April 2008

Score: 92/94Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008

Very pretty fruit for the vintage, with blackberry, currant and lightly smoky oak. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Refined and delicious

Score: 88/91James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008

Very lightweight nose, with some very snazzy tannin management and a bit of real vigour on the palate. Some fruity core here, though a fairly watery finish. But at least the texture is well done even if there’s not so much flavour nor quite enough freshness.

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008

Good full red-ruby. Aromas of sweet boysenberry syrup, menthol, tar, licorice and minerals. Rich, fruity and slightly warm, with berry, licorice and chocolate flavors dominating. Finishes with fairly supple tannins and moderate persistence.

Score: 88/90Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008

Intense purple-red, very fine fragrance on the nose, lifted Cabernet fruit and shows lovely florality and elegance, very good depth of fruit on the palate, combining ripeness and precision and purity, a wine that already shows extremely well and can only improve. Drink 2013-25. 4 stars.

Score: 17.5Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com

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