Château Rauzan-Ségla Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

$29.95

We’ve done it again! Our 2012 Margaux Private Label is another unrivaled Bordeaux value. Bottled at the legendary Chateau Rauzan-Segla, this “Margaux” is an absolute stunner straight out of the bottle. The wonderfully floral bouquet reveals notes of dark cherry and black raspberry followed immediately by a delightful mix of leather, cedar, forest floor, lavender and just a hint of smoke. Across the palate, the wine reveals itself via a juicy, silky rollercoaster ride for the senses. This medium bodied Bordeaux contains the perfect balance of fruit, acidity and tannins which culminate in a long delicious finish that seems to linger for well over a minute. While it’s perfectly approachable now, this is a wine that should age effortlessly for at least another 10 years. Unfortunately, our allocation of the 2012 vintage has been reduced by over 50%! You’ll want to grab your case fast before they are gone. Drink 2018 - 2028. Sokolin Tasting Panel

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The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla has a similar colour to the 2015 although it has a hard time competing with the delineation, the crystalline nature of the 2015. Yet it compensates with the sheer aromatic flamboyance. This has really opened up in the last 18 months or so, quite lush and precocious black fruit, loam and iris, just a slight hint of bell pepper emanating from the small amount of Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. There is a lovely seam of acidity here that lends the 2012 a sense of focus. It is not a deep or lavish Rauzan-Ségla, in some ways a little more conservative than I recall. There is fine grip on the saline finish, perhaps a Margaux that is just beginning to close up for a while? This still has great potential. Tasted at the Rauzan-Ségla vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla has a similar colour to the 2015 although it has a hard time competing with the delineation, the crystalline nature of the 2015. Yet it compensates with the sheer aromatic flamboyance. This has really opened up in the last 18 months or so, quite lush and precocious black fruit, loam and iris, just a slight hint of bell pepper emanating from the small amount of Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. There is a lovely seam of acidity here that lends the 2012 a sense of focus. It is not a deep or lavish Rauzan-Ségla, in some ways a little more conservative than I recall. There is fine grip on the saline finish, perhaps a Margaux that is just beginning to close up for a while? This still has great potential. Tasted at the Rauzan-Ségla vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

9.3

Web Bond Delectable Pro

Love the freshness from 2012. Riesling lovers vintage.

Love the freshness from 2012. Riesling lovers vintage.

9.0

Denis Roudenko Delectable Pro

Чернично, цветочно, чуть дымно. Сбалансировано, элегантно. Интенсивно. 17.5/20 (95/100)

Чернично, цветочно, чуть дымно. Сбалансировано, элегантно. Интенсивно. 17.5/20 (95/100)

9.2

Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (91/100) Тона кассиса доминирует в аромате, дополненные нотами чёрного перца, гвоздики, шоколада и луговых трав. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью. Танины шероховатые. Вкус соответствует аромату. Доступное, обаятельное бордо.

16.5/20 (91/100) Тона кассиса доминирует в аромате, дополненные нотами чёрного перца, гвоздики, шоколада и луговых трав. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью. Танины шероховатые. Вкус соответствует аромату. Доступное, обаятельное бордо.

9.1

David E

As dark and inky as they come from around here. Initial bouquet of boysenberry and Ferro-Rochet. Needs a good long spin in the decanter to show what it's got but with time I find a pure cassis core draped in chocolate and cedar notes with gorgeous balance and lift despite its youth

As dark and inky as they come from around here. Initial bouquet of boysenberry and Ferro-Rochet. Needs a good long spin in the decanter to show what it's got but with time I find a pure cassis core draped in chocolate and cedar notes with gorgeous balance and lift despite its youth

9.4

Alaina Molinaro

Average but good. Wouldn't seek it out.

Average but good. Wouldn't seek it out.

7.4

Valerie Chelley

Had the 2005 last week, interesting to compare the two. This obviously has more fresh dark red fruit with a savory herbal note. A touch of green tannin that the 2005 lacked, think it will settle into the velvety 2005. Very classic Bordeaux, a benchmark.

Had the 2005 last week, interesting to compare the two. This obviously has more fresh dark red fruit with a savory herbal note. A touch of green tannin that the 2005 lacked, think it will settle into the velvety 2005. Very classic Bordeaux, a benchmark.

9.3

Brian Messineo

Really tough to judge at this point. Just a wall of tannins with fruit hiding in the background. Needs a ton of air if opening now, but really would recommend not opening for several years.

Really tough to judge at this point. Just a wall of tannins with fruit hiding in the background. Needs a ton of air if opening now, but really would recommend not opening for several years.

9.0

BRM

Pleasant and exceedingly smooth, although lacks a bit in unique character

Pleasant and exceedingly smooth, although lacks a bit in unique character

9.2

chao

Soso not worth

Soso not worth

8.8

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