The 1995 Rauzan Segla Margaux 375 ml is from the Margaux region of Bordeaux.
wa90Wine Advocate 90 points
This wine was consistently outstanding from cask, and I suspect it may eventually merit an even higher score, but it was totally closed when I saw it in November. Unfortunately, it was one of the few wines that I was only able to taste once after bottling. Nevertheless, it is a classic vin de garde, with a saturated ruby/purple color, and a tight but promising nose of sweet plum and cassis fruit intertwined with underbrush, vanillin, and licorice scents. The wine is ripe, medium to full-bodied, and rich, as well as unyielding, ferociously tannic, pure, and layered. The finish is extremely dry (sec, as the French would say), with a brooding angularity and toughness. In spite of this, my instincts suggest the requisite depth is present to balance out the structure. This effort will also require a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.- Robert Parker Jr. (02/1998)
ws94Wine Spectator 94 points
Best Rauzan-Segla in modern times. Dark, inky color, intensely minty and smoky with an abundance of fruit. Full-bodied, very fruity, with a lovely minty berry and vanilla aftertaste. Best after 2002. 8,300 cases made. –JS WS
VN91Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 91 points
Saturated ruby-red, even darker than the '96. Currant, raspberry, tobacco and cedary oak on the nose. Full and sweet in the middle palate, with strong, lively flavors. Here the toothcoating tannins seem slightly less well integrated today but they are ripe and even. Really creamy in the mouth, but with the structure to age.- Stephen Tanzer (5/1998)