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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Chateau Rauzan Segla  2010
Chateau Rauzan Segla 2010
(search item no. 122860)
collectible wine

James Suckling rating: 98 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $139.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 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

My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Rauzan Segla:

  • 2006 (search item no. 104149)

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.