Why Buy: A 98-point Bordeaux from the iconic Château Rauzan-Ségla that ranks in the very top-tier of a superlative 2016 vintage. Drink it today, or cellar it for a special day over the next three decades. And it gets even better: buy six or more, and you can save 17% a bottle.

What They're Saying: "A thrillingly complete, flawlessly balanced, and borderline perfect Margaux that should be snatched up by readers," Jeb Dunnuck raved, a wine of "building tannins, no hard edges, and a level of purity and elegance that’s just about off the charts."

The Story: Deemed a Second Growth in the 1855 Classification, Rauzan-Ségla is, for many a Second Growth-in-Name-Only. The wines of the past decade, in particular, are testament to loyalists’ fervent claims of First Growth excellence, and have made each release from this noble house a certifiable (and justly-anticipated) event. Over the years (or should we say, centuries), the estate has had a long and distinguished history (with many ardent admirers, among them Thomas Jefferson, who ordered 10 cases after touring Bordeaux in 1787). That history has also been, at times, a complicated one, with bouts through the years of unevenness. But no more. Today Rauzan-Ségla stands as a colossus of Bordeaux, a pinnacle expression of tradition and innovation, of extraordinary Margaux terroir and cutting-edge technology.

Specs: A blend of slightly more than two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, and just under one-third Merlot, with Petit Verdot making up the rest, it was aged in 60% new French oak.

Our Tasting Notes: You don't drink this wine; you let it seduce you. Start with the nose, as alluring as it is complex, with hints of black fruit, cedar, and soft leather. From there, you're ferried effortlessly to the powerful, concentrated palate, which balances amplitude with a fresh, lively energy and sturdy but gorgeously refined tannins. The finish is more than merely long and elegant: it almost enfolds you with its supple softness. A stunningly impressive display of the winemaking craft.

ABV: 13.5%.

Fun Fact: Pierre de Rauzan, one of the forefathers of the house, was at one time the manager for both Château Margaux and Château Latour, and later also purchased the vineyards that would become Pichon Lalande and Pichon Baron in Pauillac.

Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so you can be confident that your wine will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Don't hesitate to secure yours today!


*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2023 (Dec. 21st - Mar. 20th, 2024). All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in KS, MI, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.