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 6 Bottles
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"The 2000 Rauzan-Ségla was the only vintage that I procured myself out in the market because of many fond memories. I am so glad I did fill in the gap because I feel it is a rather overlooked gem. It has a gorgeous bouquet, a little backward at first but then opening with black cherries, blueberry jam and hints of Provençal herbs, though none of the saddle leather I noticed back in 2010. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannins, nigh perfect acidity and a rich, quite grippy finish. The estate prefers the 2001 but I find this possesses more ambition." Neal Martin
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