91-94/100 Robert Parker Jr. Representing only 42% of the total vineyard production, the 2011 Rauzan Segla is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. The 2011 possesses some characteristics reminiscent of the estate’s fabulous 1986, both wines sharing great intensity, structure and formidable aging potential. Moreover, analytically, the 2011 has similar numbers to both the 2009 and 2010, which is remarkable given the overall weather conditions in Bordeaux during the 2011 growing season. The natural alcohol is 13% and the wine is full-bodied, but this 2011 will require patience as it needs a minimum of 5-6 years to become drinkable. It should keep for two decades or more.
91-93/100 Andrew Caillard MW. Medium deep colour. Fresh cassis/ plum/ vanilla/ toasty aromas. Dark rich voluminous wine with dark cherry/ dark plum fruit, brambly dry tannins. Muscular and elemental, but powerful and expressive.
18/20 Steven Spurrier, Decanter. Very good concentration of blackcurrant Cabernet fruit, lots of energy and vineyard length, a beautifully extracted wine with elegance and depth, classic Margaux. Drink 2016-2030.