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Chateau Rauzan Segla 2016

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    The 2016 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) is picked between 20 September and 15 October at 45 hectoliters per hectare. The wine is being aged in 60% new oak for 18 months. It has 13.2% alcohol. It has a very powerful and intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, kirsch, cedar and a touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of fruit concentration: layers of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, segueing into what feels like a very spicy and peppery second half that seems to calm down and attain more nuance with aeration in the glass. It is a wonderful follow-up to the 2015 last year, although not quite with the same audacity and bravado. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drink 2022-2050.

    Country/Region: France, Margaux 

    Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 68%, Merlot 30%, Petit Verdot 2%

    Bottle Size: 750ml

    Robert Parker: 95-97 /100