Château Rauzan-Ségla was initially part of the neighbouring Rauzan-Gassies estate before separating under its own name in the mid 1700s. During the 1855 classification it was awarded Second Growth status and valued just behind Mouton Rothschild, so arguably today it sits at the top of the tree of Second Growths. Unfortunately the quality of the estate throughout the twentieth century has not always lived up to its classification. However, in the last decade, Rauzan-Ségla has returned to form, living up to its lofty reputation of old.
CHANEL purchased Château Rauzan-Ségla in 1994 and completely renovated both the winery, the Château and the vineyards. They also invested in a stellar winemaking team headed up by John Kolasa (previously of Château Latour, and also responsible for the vast improvements at Château Canon). The Château has never looked back and continues to go from strength to strength. Following John Kolasa's retirement in 2015, Nicolas Audebert previously under his mentorship, took the reigns as Technical Manager at the property. The philosophy of the Château under the new ownership is an investment in its experts and a "humility in the pursuit of ambitious goals, and a willingness to work today for the benefit of future generations tomorrow".