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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Chateau Rauzan Segla  2005
Chateau Rauzan Segla 2005
(search item no. 100754)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $175.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An elegant fragrant bouquet, lots of taste on the palate, a well-balanced structure and very great elegance.

For this vintage we took our time and were able to be even more meticulous than usual really taking advantage of the sorting tables and competence of the people we have trained.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Rauzan Segla:

  • 2010 (search item no. 122860)

About Chateau Rauzan Segla:

The wines here 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.

The current chateau was built in 1903, designed by architect Louis Garros, who drew inspiriation from the original Perigord-style buildings in the the chateau, as well as G. LeBreton who designed the park and green spaces. Then time went by and the chateau gradually fell into a slumber.

Then, CHANEL purchased Château Rauzan-Ségla in April 1994 and immediately started a full renovation programme. The vineyard has been drained – a 15-kilometer network is now in place, 2 parcels of Petit Verdot were planted and 3 hectares of vines were grafted over with Merlot. Today, 51 hectares are in production for an average total production of 200 000 bottles – Château Rauzan- Ségla and its second wine Ségla. The winery has been adapted and large vats progressively replaced by smaller capacities – matching the parcels' sizes. From the 2004 picking on, grapes will be sorted on two 10-meter long vibrating tables, so that each single berry is checked before entering the vats. Maturation cellars have been completely renovated and a new room built for the bottling-labelling machines – making Château Rauzan-Ségla fully independent for the entire production process.