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29 Ratings
Château Rauzan Gassies Margaux

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

87=RP Rating 85=WS Rating Color=Red 4-8 week delivery

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage)
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Good full ruby. Blackberry pastille, licorice and violet on the nose. Juicy, moderately dense and dry; rather powerful for this Margaux, perhaps a function of extraction. Concentrated but distinctly dry-edged on the back, with tough tannins. Also tasted: 2003 Rauzan-Gassies*.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) This very ripe and slightly viscous bottling makes comparisons to California Cabernet inevitable, and, from its sweet and mildly mocha-like nose to its rounded, ever so slightly soft palatal feel, it would be right at home in a crowd of Napa's best. If showing some tannin at the finish, it is never astringent or tough, and it should come into its own relatively soon.
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) "Significantly better from bottle than it was from barrel, the 2005 Rauzan-Gassies appears to be the finest wine this estate has ever produced. Dense purple-hued with a beautiful perfume of camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, bay leaf, and incense, it is a full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, broad, rich Margaux with lovely integrated tannins. This backward 2005 will handsomely repay cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030+."
  • Decanter
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fragrant and floral, slightly jammy fruit on the nose, but has elegance. Fine, floral, fragrant flavours, a touch of sweetness and balanced oak. Very elegant. Drink 2008-13. (16.75 points)