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Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2018 Margaux Grand Cru Classe Magnum


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2nd Classified Growth in 1855

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Following the very selective lineage of the great Bordeaux vintages, 2018 is a play that is divided into two climatic acts: a mild and rainy spring, and a magnificent hot and dry summer that was very favorable to the good development of the vine cycle. At harvest time, the ripening of the different grape varieties of the property was perfectly completed thanks to a very nice late season in September and October.

Blend of the 2018 vintage: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

The robe offers a magnificent color of a dark red and tinged with purple highlights.

The nose opens with a particularly aromatic bouquet of red and black fruits, crème de cassis and blackberry, gingerbread, violet and cocoa.

The attack is ample, and the wine evolves on a fleshy and wonderfully constructed matter thanks to very fine and elegant tannins. Delivering exquisite fruity flavors of black cherry and pepper, it finishes long and persistent. The perfect image of a great Margaux nectar.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Rauzan-Ségla 2018 in magnum will be the perfect accompaniment to roast Pauillac suckling lamb, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin, wild boar confit, venison pie or duck breast with pinot noir sauce.

For a pairing with cheese, choose pressed and uncooked cheeses: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme de Savoie.

For dessert, enjoy it with a black forest cake, a crispy coffee tart, or Ludovic Fontalirant's hazelnut tarts.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château Rauzan-Ségla 2018 in magnum has a very high ageing potential and can wait in the cellar to reach its peak between 2045 and 2050. Indeed, the large capacity of the format gives the wine a longer ageing potential.

However, it can be enjoyed now if properly prepared. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature and open it. If not, open it and if possible decant it at least 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 1500ml
Appellation : Margaux
Vintage : 2018
Color : Red
Classification : 2nd Classified Growth

It was in 1661 that the name of Château Rauzan appeared and it was their descendants a few decades later who attached their name Ségla by marriage to give the name of Château Rauzan-Ségla for several centuries.

It is a second Grand Cru Classé according to the prestigious list of 1855 presented to the Emperor Napoleon III.

The vineyard covers a little more than 50 hectares, the average age of which is around thirty years and located on a soil and subsoil of hillocks composed of more or less deep gravel with, in places, clay veins contributing thus to a very high quality drainage for the vine. Grape variety: Cabernet-Sauvignon 55%, Merlot Noir 40%, Petit Verdot 4%, Cabernet Franc 1%.

All the harvest is manual with double sorting, one in the vineyard, the other in the cellar.
The vatting lasts about 18 to 24 days, then the wine is aged in new barrels for half for about 18 months before bottling.

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