TOKYO WINE SOCIETY TASTING
Ch. Rauzan Segla-Vertical
November 14, 2003
|We had a
vertical of Ch. Rauzan Segla (Margaux, Second Growth).
Kevin, the cellarmaster, was in charge of this selection.
The years that we tasted were: 1983 (Parker Point 92), 86 (PP 96), 88 (PP 92), 90 (PP 92), 93, 96, 98, and 00 with 99 Ch. Margaux. The vineyear has 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and blend varies slightly year to year.
We did preference vote as usual. But our intention tonight was not to rank Ch. Rauzan Segla but understand the workmanship of each year and how that develop year by year. It was interesting the youngest one and the oldest one were highly prefered among us. Not only that the Bordeaux 2000 is extremely good vintage as we know by our 103 Tastings, but it might be a sign that Bordeaux is changing its own style to become good to drink young as well. We tend to prefer new world wines than French ones, but it may be changing. Wmm, still too expensive thou.
Thank you Kevin. It was great.
|A||Ch. Rauzan Segla||2000||CS54%,Merlot41%||Bordeaux||15,000||Pieroth Japan||2||3||3||1|
|B||Ch. Margaux||1999||CS75%,Merlot20%||Bordeaux||Pieroth Japan||3||3||2||0|
|C||Ch. Rauzan Segla||1999||CS54%,Merlot41%||Bordeaux||7,400||Pieroth Japan||8||0||0||5|
|D||Ch. Rauzan Segla||1998||CS54%,Merlot41%||Bordeaux||8,400||Pieroth Japan||5||0||5||1|
|E||Ch. Rauzan Segla||1996||CS54%,Merlot41%||Bordeaux||11,400||Pieroth Japan||9||3||0||7|
|F||Ch. Rausan Segla||1993||CS54%,Merlot41%||Bordeaux||9,400||Pieroth Japan||7||3||1||3|
|G||Ch. Rauzan Segla||1990||CS54%,Merlot41%||Bordeaux||16,800||Pieroth Japan||6||0||1||0|
|H||Ch. Rauzan Segla||1988||CS54%,Merlot41%||Bordeaux||17,400||Pieroth Japan||4||2||0||0|
|I||Ch. Rauzan Segla||1983||CS54%,Merlot41%||Bordeaux||19,000||Pieroth Japan||1||4||7||1|
Rank: 1=Most Prefered, 9=Worst,
1s:No of attendee prefered best,
2s: No of attendee chose second best,
Ls:No of atendee ranked worst
Dishes for tonight
Place: at the restaurent Bon Chere, Shampia Hotel Akasaka
Sord Fish, chrysanthemum
Angler, bacon rolled
Ground-chicken patty with Foie
gras on Japanese Yam
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