Rauzan Segla 2005
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|6 x 1.5L||BI Stock IB||£1,150.00||1 cs|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
One of the most beautiful Rauzan-Seglas made in decades, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot exhibits a gorgeous perfume of spring flowers, subtle mint, black cherries, black currants, licorice, and a hint of new oak. It offers medium to full body, sweet tannins, and a layered mouthfeel that builds incrementally to a sensational finish. Although this beauty is performing well, it remains a decade away from its plateau of maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+.
I still cannot quite fathom this 2005 out. A deep garnet hue. A stunning, exotic nose with immense clarity and superb delineation, something almost Pauillac about it, although with a touch of dark chocolate underneath. The palate is very tight with fine acidity: notes of cedar, blackberry and a touch of black truffle. However, it comes across as rather linear, especially compared to the 2000, which is why I am parsimonious with my score. It might prove me completely wrong…I hope so. Drink 2015-2030. Tasted September 2007.
Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished and beautiful, with a seamless texture. Best after 2014.