Rauzan-Segla is a Second Growth from Margaux, joining the likes of Palmer and Brane-Cantenac to take pride of place after Chateau Margaux itself. Rauzan-Segla has had a fruitful history, changing hands several times over the last century, most notably throughout the 80s and early 90s. This includes a Liverpudlian shipping magnate who completely renovated the winery installing 20 new stainless steel fermentation vats and modernised cellars. Since 1994 the Estate has been owned by the Wertheimer Family of Chanel, who have put in place a superb wine making team headed up by David Orr and John Kolasa of Chateau Latour. Thomas Jefferson ordered ten cases of Rauzan-Segla in 1790 after visiting Bordeaux in 1787, immediately declaring it as one of the top Second Growths. Chateau Rauzan-Segla is planted to 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc and produces only 10,000-12,000 cases a year, less than the majority of other First and Second Growths.
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