Chateau Rauzan Segla 1988
- Bordeaux Blend Red
- Red Wine
A very strong, powerful wine with an opaque ruby/purple color and a tight but promising bouquet of black currants intermixed with iron, smoke, licorice, and dried herbs, this muscular, very masculine, brawny wine seems built for the long haul. -WA
Chateau Rauzan-Segla is a second growth from Margaux, Bordeaux, as set out in the 1855 classification of Medoc and Graves. The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend is rich and concentrated, and is often considered one of the best of the second growths. The chateau was initially founded under the name Domaine de Rauzan in 1661 by Pierre Desmezures, an important figure in Bordeaux's history who, at the time, also owned chateaux Margaux and Latour. Eventually, the property came under the control of the Baroness of Segla, Catherin de Rauzan, who named it Rauzan-Segla for herself. In 1994, the estate was bought by fashion giant Chanel, which also owns Chateau Canon in Bordeaux and St Supery in Napa.