This second Classed Growth covers 66 hectares in the heart of the appellation of Margaux. The soil is made ??of deep fine gravel, on which are planted vines of 35 years of age on average. Its vines are composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon , 35% Merlot , 3.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc . This Chateau belongs to the Chanel house since 1994 and has opted for a plant protection in pest management. Four hectares have even gone in bio since 2010.
The wines takes placed in barrels. The proportion of new oak used around 60% in the first wine against 20% in the second, and stays there three months less than his older (15 months).
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
"In 1855 Rauzan-Segla was considered Bordeaux’s best wine after the 1st growths.
A dismal 1960s, 1970s but then a complete turn around in the 1980’s saw this estate produce a string of superb wines. It now sits at the head of the class of fourteen 2nd growths. This is splendid wine and worth buying as prices have not yet caught up with the new level of quality of this famous old estate.” Robert Parker