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    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
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The Story

Grapes are hand-picked. Fermentations last about 3 weeks in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, with frequent pumping-overs and addition of yeasts. Wines are afterward transferred to oak barrels, of which 25% are new, for 14-18 months aging. They are fined and filtered prior to bottling. No press wine is added into the grand vin.

The vineyards of Rauzan-Gassies are situated on alluvial terraces. Sixty percent of them are situated just around the chateau itself, and the remaining vineyards (gravelly soils) border Chateau Margaux, Palmer, and Lascombes.

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Chateau Rauzan Gassies: Plenty of fruits, intense red and dark cherry, ripe tannin and slightly oaky. Quite easy to drink. 90-91
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Dark purple red with violet hue. Elegant flavour with expressive character, dark chocolate, vanilla and gingerbread spices, black cherries, blackcurrant jam and hints of stewed elderberries. On the palate well balanced with medium weight but good length, well integrated tannins.
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Margaux, Bordeaux

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Rauzan-Gassies 2014  ( Château Rauzan-Gassies )

"Dark purple red with violet hue. Elegant flavour with expressive character, dark chocolate, vanilla and gingerbread spices, black cherries, blackcurrant jam and hints of stewed elderberries. On the palate well balanced with medium weight but good length, well integrated tannins."

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