Rauzan Segla 1996

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Product Details

Vintage
1996
Colour
Red
Appellation
Margaux

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
88

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 23/04/1999
The dense, ruby/purple-colored, unfriendly-styled 1996 is tannic, backward, and in need of 8-10 years of cellaring. The wine does seem to possess the requisite fruit and extract, however, to stand up to its powerful structure. Although pure and rich, this wine should not be touched for at least a decade. The sweet cassis aromas of this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine are combined with floral and mineral notes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.

Neal Martin
90

The 1996 Rauzan-Ségla is a vintage that has not matured as well as I hoped. It offers a slightly smudged bouquet with undergrowth infused black fruit laced with tar, this particular bottle a little more citric than others that I have encountered over the years. The palate is better, as I have found before, with cedar and white pepper infused black fruit, and refreshingly saline. Yet, it feels a little surly towards the finish, the tannins a little dry. I cannot see much upswing in this Rauzan-Ségla after 22 years. Not bad, but surpassed by subsequent vintages.

Wine Spectator
90

Intense aromas of blackberry, chocolate and currant follow through to a full-bodied palate, with soft tannins and a long decadent aftertaste. Ready to enjoy.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective.

Stephen Tanzer
91

Full red-ruby. Explosive aromas of boysenberry juice, espresso and smoky oak. Thick and lush, with terrific volume in the mouth; harmonious acidity gives the flavors clarity and brightness. Very long, sweet finish.