Chateau Rauzan Segla is not a wine to drink on the young side. The wine is usually far too tannic, powerful, and reserved during its youth.
Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 3-4 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.
A very good wine for the vintage. Produced in a forward, up front style, the wine offers soft textures, medium body and a fresh, sweet, bright, cherry and plum profile, with earth and flowers tossed in for complexity.