Château Segonzac 2004 Vieilles Vignes Red (Premieres Côtes de Blaye)
Eucalyptus aromas are right out of the glass here, segueing into a smooth, herbal, vanilla and black fruit-flavored wine. Wood aging softens the tannins, giving a velvet texture, spiked with a dry layer that promises aging over 3–5 years. The Marmet family property is a leading star of Blaye.
Château Segonzac 2003 Heritage Red (Bordeaux Supérieur)
Segonzac’s wines are consistently good, and Heritage, the top label, performed well in 2003. The wine has some of the overt richness of the year, with its chocolate and very ripe fruits. But there is good, tough tannin and just the right amount of balancing finishing acidity.