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Chateau Rauzan-Segla Margaux

2004 Very pretty aromas of blackberry and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delightful finish. Hard not to drink now but best after 2009. Only 12,500 cases made.
$180.00 / Bottle   $2,160.00 / Case

Additional Information

After small yields for 2 years, vines produced generously its 2004 vintage. Grapes were entirely handpicked in 20 kilos boxes.

Blend of 52.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc.

The Noble House of Gassies – owned by the de Gascq family - was purchased by Pierre Desmezures de Rauzan – a successful bourgeois established in Bordeaux - on September 7th 1661. This great Bordeaux wine merchant then gave his own family name to his newly acquired Margaux estate.

By the end of the XVIIIth century, the wines of Rauzan had acquired an outstanding reputation and were considered amongst the greatest crus; a belief endorsed by Thomas Jefferson, later President of the United States of America. He ordered 10 cases of Rauzan on September 6th 1790, after a previous journey Bordeaux in 1787 when he recorded Rauzan at the finest of the Second Growths.