Designer Karl Lagerfeld is undeniably one of the most creative individuals in the fashion industry (despite always choosing to dress himself like a 19th Century vampire). And no one can question his polymathic abilities as a creative director, photographer and artist. But his latest efforts in designing a 350th anniversary label for Château Rauzan-Ségla are a bit, well, elementary. In fact, we haven’t seen that kind of flair with a Crayola since Form 3b.
Fortunately for Rauzan-Ségla, its 2009 vintage is just as rich and elegant as ever. The 2009 was already tipped back in November by our very own Jancis [opposite] who flagged it as one of her top ten left-bank clarets at en primeur.
And the collaboration is still a shrewd move guaranteeing this grand cru classe will become a collectors’ item. It’s not totally left field, either. The Wertheimers of Chanel – for which Lagerfeld is creative director – acquired the estate back in 1994.
My only question is, exactly how many bottles had ol’ Karl polished off before he started his masterpiece?
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