Chateau Rauzan-Segla Margaux 2000 750ml
SKU: 3404

Chateau Rauzan-Segla Margaux 2000

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January is very cold while February becomes warm for the season. From March until the end of Spring, temperatures are systematically higher than usual and the weather is really wet. The bud burst appears at the end of March. The flowering started end of May-beginning of June with the alternation of rain and heat which resulted in an important "coulure" on the merlots. July, August and September were profitable to achieve a rarely complex grape constitution and the temperatures were excellent to obtain progressive and perfect maturity.
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

Tight and muscular, with a solid core of fruit and racy tannins. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, yet silky and refined. This is very, very toned and serious. A wine for long-term aging. Best after 2010.

March 31, 2003
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

At first taste, this wine seems more new world than Bordeaux. But then the subtle, perfumed aromas and structured fruit show through, along with the clean acidity and black tannic fruits. Give this wine at least 12 years before opening.

June 1, 2003
Wine Advocate
  • wa90

While the bottled 2000 still reveals a certain sternness in addition to tough tannin, it is sweeter and more expansive and flavorful. The dark ruby/purple color is saturated and impressive. With coaxing, notes of lead pencil shavings, black currants, earth, cedar, and spice box emerge from a relatively closed, firm, medium to full-bodied wine or, as the French would say, a classic vin de garde (for long-term cellaring). Although austere, it is a classic, authoritatively flavored effort that requires patience. I would like to see sweeter tannin and more flesh built into the mid-palate, but there is no denying the classicism and purity of this 2000. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.

April 2003