2017 RAUZAN SEGLA / 魯臣世家

Something about Chateau Rauzan Segla

For almost 400 years, Château Rauzan-Ségla, a Second Great Classified Growth of 1855, reigns over the lands of the prestigious Margaux appellation located on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region.

Château Rauzan-Ségla has risen to the top of the wines of its appellation due to the restructuring of its vineyard, the modernization of its winery and cellar, and the owners’ careful attention to details.

As the proverb says, great terroirs face the water, and this is true for Château Rauzan-Ségla since it is next to the Gironde. A true mosaic of terroirs, the Château Rauzan-Ségla vineyard benefits from an exceptional location. The river plays a role in influencing the weather and it is also the origin of the renowned Garrone gravel that is deposited along the banks. This gravel captures heat from the sun during the day and then uses it to keep the soils warm at night, which helps the vine ripen its berries. In addition to the deep gravel, the Rauzan-Ségla vineyard has fine gravel ridges and clay-limestone soil. These poor soils are perfect for growing the typical Médoc grape varieties. The symbolic Left Bank black grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, represents the majority of the vines with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc making up the rest.

An excellent terroir for exceptional wines, Château Rauzan-Ségla wines are a model of the Margaux appellation. Bringing together power and finesse, they express the purest form of the terroir. Château Rauzan-Ségla wines are complex and intense. They reveal a magnificent bouquet revealing fresh red berry perfumes and delicate floral violet notes. The palate offers a smooth mouthfeel with a silky texture framed with the well-structured tannins from Cabernet Sauvignon. A true symbol of Margaux.









Size Price/BTL Total Price Availability
1x75cl $570.00 HKD $570.00 HKD 6 Immediate
Size: 1x75cl
Price/BTL: $570.00 HKD
Total Price: $570.00 HKD
Availability: 6 Immediate

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The 2017 Rauzan-Segla has a medium to deep garnet-purple color. It needs a lot of coaxing to reveal notes of crushed red and black currants, black raspberries, and fragrant soil, plus hints of candied violets and cumin seed. The elegant, medium-bodied palate has a great intensity of red berry and savory layers, framed by firm, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long.

Rich, tight and deep, this wine has been extremely well handled in a vintage that suits this elegant style. There isn't the depth and complexity of expression that was seen in the previous two vintages, but it gets across the signature of the estate in an earlier drinking form - the absolute essence of what you want in a trickier vintage. If priced well, it's a buy. Drinking Window 2026 - 2038

There’s a very balanced feel to this wine with ripe blueberries and red plums, as well as dried flowers. The palate has a supple, smooth build of rich, blueberry and cassis flavor and a long, fine-tannin finish. A blend of 62% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot and 2% petit verdot. Drink or hold.

Tasted blind. Deep ruby colour. Fleshy red fruits after some coaxing – it is tightly wound at this stage. The palate reveals greater potential but focuses on brighter, red fruit for now. There is a creaminess to the texture despite the firm, fine tannins. This is a tight knot which is hard to read at this stage but the depth and length of finish suggest good potential. Drink 2026 – 2036

This is another success for Rauzan-Ségla with rich, chocolatey fruit and some good power behind the oak. Always fairly demonstrative, this is a hedonistic wine in a vintage which rarely uses this descriptor, so there is a kind of anomaly here and it will not quite work itself to a conclusion so there will inevitably be a few flaws in its finished article, but regardless of this it is a success.