Like in 2008, the Margaux appellation manage to produce some of their greatest wines as well as a few slightly underwhelming efforts in the context of the vintage. Thankfully, Rauzan Segla continues their strong run of form that started in earnest with the 2000 vintage. Composed of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot, this large estate appears to have produced their greatest wine since the 1986. The alcohols came in at 13.9%, and the wine reveals extraordinary density, power, and richness as well as explosive fruit, and terrific acidity, intensity, and power. Yet it tastes like a crisp, delicate Margaux! As always, super perfume fragrance is a hallmark feature as is the sweet, fine, creamy textural concentration. A wine that reaffirms its class and pedigree. Certainly one of our favourite Margaux reds of the vintage. Drink from 2018 to 2040.