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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

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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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Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, anise, some spices, detailed nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner, some herbs. 89-91

  • 90p

Medium deep colour. Fresh dark cherry, dark plum aromas with bitter dark chocolate notes. Well concentrated inky textured wine with black cherry, blackcurrant, plum flavours, plentiful graphite tannins and beautifully integrated savoury oak notes. Impressive vinosity and mineral length. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 95 points 

  • 95p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Fruit nose with ripe dark berries, hints of raspberries, vanilla and gingerbread, delicate toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with hints of flowery flavour, violets in the background, but also succulent blackberries. Tannins are ripe and soft with wonderful silky texture, convincing length. 93

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Margaux, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Rauzan-Gassies 2016  ( Château Rauzan-Gassies )

Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, anise, some spices, detailed nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner, some herbs. 89-91

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Rauzan-Gassies 2016  ( Château Rauzan-Gassies )

Medium deep colour. Fresh dark cherry, dark plum aromas with bitter dark chocolate notes. Well concentrated inky textured wine with black cherry, blackcurrant, plum flavours, plentiful graphite tannins and beautifully integrated savoury oak notes. Impressive vinosity and mineral length. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 95 points 

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Rauzan-Gassies 2016  ( Château Rauzan-Gassies )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Fruit nose with ripe dark berries, hints of raspberries, vanilla and gingerbread, delicate toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with hints of flowery flavour, violets in the background, but also succulent blackberries. Tannins are ripe and soft with wonderful silky texture, convincing length. 93

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