Jeb Dunnuck 90
A terrific, charming second wine, the 2018 Château Rauzan-Segla Segla has plenty of darker currant and cherry fruits as well as leafy herbs and spice, medium-bodied richness, subtle minerality, and a great finish. Drink this high-quality, outstanding second wine over the coming 10-12 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2033
The 2018 Ségla is every bit as impressive as it was from barrel. Readers will find a second wine that shows all stature of the Grand Vin, but with the volume turned out just a bit. Rich, pliant and wonderfully inviting, the 2018 Ségla has it all. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice and licorice all build in the glass. As always, Ségla is offered only after having spent a few years in the cellar. It’s a wine to keep an eye on.
Anticipated maturity: 2033-2035
Robert Parker 90-92
The 2018 Ségla is composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from September 27 to October 11, Merlot from September 13-27 and Petit Verdot September 28-29. It has 14% alcohol, and aging is anticipated to be 18 months in barriques, 25% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with quite profound notes of baked blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries with underlying cassis, violets, espresso and cracked pepper. The palate is medium to full-bodied with loads of rich fruit and lovely peppery sparks, framed by plush tannins and finishing with great length.
James Suckling 93-94
This is really delicious already with plenty of dark berries, chocolate and hints of wet earth and fresh herbs. Full-bodied, dense and layered. Best second wine from Rauzan-Segla.