Rauzan Segla 2003
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|1 x 0.75L||BI Stock DP||£65.00||6 btls|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
I have a nagging feeling that this wine could be a lot better than it is, especially given the talent at the chateau. With an unusually high percentage of Merlot in the blend (40%, along with 53.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot), the 2003 exhibits an herbal, peppery, spicy nose, a dark plum/ruby color, good ripeness on the attack, a constrained, narrow mid-palate, and a moderately tannic finish. Additional stuffing, substance, and flesh would be beneficial. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 12-15. Manager John Kolasa told me the alcohol was an extremely high 13%, and that the 2005 is even higher at 13.5%.
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. The Rauzan Segla 2003 has a soft, slight smudged but still attractive bouquet with sandalwood, wild hedgerow and overripe raspberry scents. The palate is fleshy on the entry. The acidity is low but they appear to have maintained admirable balance and composure. This is a very approachable Segla, though I suspect it will not last too many years longer. Tasted March 2013.