Chateau Rauzan-Segla and Mouton Rothschild were considered the leading 2eme Cru Classe Bordeaux properties during the 19th century.
However, while the fortunes of Mouton prospered in the 20th century, culminating in its elevation to 1er Cru status in 1973, Rauzan-Ségla`s reputation dwindled and a succession of disappointing wines were produced.
In the early 80s the Rauzan-Segla was sold and the renaissance began.
The eminent Professor Peynaud was appointed as a consultant and the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend was increased, as was the proportion of new oak used in the maturation process.
In 1986 a spanking new cuvier was built.
A succession of eye-catching wines were produced at Rauzan-Segla in the mid to late 80s and early 1990s. Rauzan-Segla was bought by Chanel in 1994.