Pierre de Rauzan had fingers in many different vinous pies in the Médoc of the 17th century. He was manager of Châteaux Margaux and Latour and he bought the vineyards next to Latour that would eventually become the Pichons, Lalande and Baron. Pierre had bought the House of Gassies, but one brother insisted on making the Gassies wine separately and this led to a division of the estate: a situation maintained to this day. Rauzan Ségla was sold in the 1860s and in the early 20th century the spelling changed to Rausan. The legendary frost of 1956 all but destroyed the Rauzan Ségla vineyard and the property was sold twice in quick succession. The 1980s found the property owned by Brent Walker, which invested heavily on modernising the winery. In 1994 it was sold to the Wertheimer brothers, owners of Chanel. At this time the spelling was returned to Rauzan.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £1,616.14
"The 2009 Rauzan-Ségla has a very fine bouquet with tightly packed blackberry and wild strawberry fruit, melted tar and pencil shavings, leaning a little towards Saint-Julien in style (like the Giscours.) The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, gorgeous red berry fruit laced with all spice and cumin, gently fanning out towards the grippy but precise finish that is pure class. This is the best bottle that I have encountered, though the less said about the late Karl Lagerfeld's designed label the better!" Neal Martin
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