Segla (2nd wine of Rauzan Segla) 2016

Margaux, Second wine

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Ségla has a well-defined bouquet whose discreet rose petal and iris aromas lift the black cherry and blueberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and quite lively and spicy, leading into a slightly metallic finish, which I suspect will ebb with time. There is good length here. An elegant and quite persistent Margaux. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting.

Score: 90

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2021 - 2036 01 August 2020

The 2016 Segla had been blended for a month when I tasted it with the exception of 14 experimental barrels. It comprises of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 53% Merlot with 1% each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, matured in 20% new oak. It has a very polished and quite opulent bouquet with kirsch, blackberry, a touch of glycerine and just a hint of menthol. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannin, silky smith in texture with a dash of spice on the back palate, and a compact but long finish.

Score: 89 - 91

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2020-2035 28 April 2017

The 2016 Ségla is sexy, racy and inviting, all qualities found in the Grand Vin, but naturally on a smaller scale. Silky tannins and soft, pliant, red-toned fruit all add to the wine's early appeal. There is so much to like in this expressive, open-knit second wine from Rauzan-Ségla. As always, Ségla is sold only in bottle (not en primeur) and offered to the market with a few years of bottle age, when the estate believes the wine is starting to drink well. Ségla is a blend taken mostly from satellite parcels, along with younger vine fruit from the château's core holdings.

Score: 92

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2021-2031 01 January 2019

A vivid and bright wine with firm, silky and fine tannins. Bright acidity freshens a medium body, which leads into a fresh finish. Straight-shooting Margaux red here.

Score: 92 - 93

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 24 March 2017