2016 Château Rauzan Ségla, 2ème Cru Margaux
2016 Bordeaux En Primeur
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot
It has a very powerful and intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, kirsch, cedar and a touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of fruit concentration: layers of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, segueing into what feels like a very spicy and peppery second half that seems to calm down and attain more nuance with aeration in the glass. It is a wonderful follow-up to the 2015 last year, although not quite with the same audacity and bravado. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drink 2022-2050. Scores: 95/97 - Neal Martin
A solid red with currant and blackberry character. Full body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows richness and excitement. Juicy and sexy undertone to this. Scores: 96/97 - James Suckling
Really lifted, savoury nose. Well mannered. Nothing out of step. Could do with a bit more acidity and drive? A bit too diplomatic on the palate? Drink 2025-45. Scores: 17 - Jancis Robinson
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