Château Rauzan-Ségla 1996
It is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. It is well suitable to drink now or to be kept for another 5 years.
A moderate garnet hue. The Merlot element is surprisingly intense on the nose at first, with cherry, cassis, a touch of blueberry overlaid with noticeable new oak which I think is better integrated on the 1995. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of sour cherry, tobacco wild strawberry and a chewy tannic finish.
- Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, December 2007