The Comedown: Bordeaux 2011 Ten-Years-On (Apr 2022)

The 2011 Rauzan-Ségla has a ripe, flesh, red plum, hoisin and sandalwood-scented bouquet, quite showy and forward, willing to give sensory pleasure now, not tomorrow. The palate is beautifully balanced, fresh and saline with fine grain tannins. Linear, but there is tension here that is missing in some of the other 2011 Margaux wines. Persistent on the finish – this is excellent. Tasted blind at the annual 10-Year-On tasting.