| Ch. Rauzan-Segla Margaux 2005 (97Pts) ( Top 100 No. 2 WINE OF THE YEAR)|
"One of the most beautiful Rauzan-Seglas made in decades, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot exhibits a gorgeous perfume of spring flowers, subtle mint, black cherries, black currants, licorice, and a hint of new oak. It offers medium to full body, sweet tannins, and a layered mouthfeel that builds incrementally to a sensational finish. Although this beauty is performing well, it remains a decade away from its plateau of maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+."
"Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished and beautiful, with a seamless texture. Best after 2014. 10,000 cases made." �JS #2 WINE OF THE YEAR, 2008!
Many of the names wine drinkers associate with France come from Burgundy. Chablis, Beaujolais, Macon, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, they're all here. Located in eastern France, below Paris, Burgundy is often the sole stop of wine drinkers touring this country.
Burgundy is known as Bourgogne in France, and has a long history in winemaking. Each sub-region of Burgundy is so different from each other that it is hard to address the region as a whole, and to make any sweeping generalities.
Red Bordeau is excellent with beef, lamb, grilled veal, game such as pheasant and poultry such as turkey. The wine pairs well with food made with rich sauces. Other good accompaniments are: tandoori, pGtT, bean dishes and stews.