Rauzan Segla 2020 released

At last, one more of the big guns play their hand – with Château Rauzan-Ségla 2020 being released today En Primeur at £798 per case of 12.

The Margaux estate has been popular with critics in recent vintages. Neal Martin rated the 2020 95-97, saying it was “brimming with energy and full of tension from start to finish, this is a sophisticated and quite intellectual Margaux”. It’s also, he continued, “flippin’ delicious”.

Antonio Galloni agreed and gave the wine the same score bracket. Although not as “showy” as some more recent vintages he noted, “this tightly-coiled, brilliant wine has the potential to be magnificent, but it needs time”.

The wine also picked up a 96-98+ from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, who said that winemaker Nicolas Audebert and his team had, “knocked it out of the park this vintage”.

Although it has been released at 22% above the 2019 release, the 2020, alongside the 2016 are the highest critic rated vintages going back to 2005. The volumes that have been released onto the market are 45% down on last year – and so for an estate on the up, with a cult following, we believe that taking our full allocation is a sensible play here.