Château Rauzan Gassies

Château Rauzan-Gassies

L'Orme Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. From 30 hectares in Haut-Medoc, owned by the Quié family ( also Rauzan-Gassies and Croizet-Bages). A fine effort, showing that the Quié family is finally serious about quality, after decades of mediocrity. Much more evolved in colour compared to the 2019 Moulin de La Lagune tasted alongside. Ripe, slightly jammy fruit. Serve slightly cold to keep the high alcohol ( 15% abv.) in check. — 16 days ago

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Château Croizet-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

2020 vintage. It's a pleasure to see that the Quié family ( also Rauzan-Gassies and Tronquoy-Lalande) is finally getting serious about quality. Easily the best wine I have ever tasted from this former perennial underachiever. A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Cassis, blueberries and toasted oak. Medium-bodied, with juicy black fruit and ripe tannin. It lacks a bit of concentration in the midpalate, but the finish is unexpectedly long. Abv. 14%. — a year ago

Domaine de L'Ile

Porquerolles Côtes de Provence Rosé Grenache Blend 2019

Pretty excited to be getting the 2020 to sell anyday. Just tried the 2019 and really loved it. Got to listen to the winemaker. Amazing! He is also the winemaker for Chateau Rauzan Segla and Chateau Canon. Really cool. Looking forward to the 2020! — 3 years ago

Château Rauzan-Gassies

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

WOTN! PnP. Dusty, earthy nose and similar on the palate. Refined and complex. Excellent vintage and high quality. — 19 days ago

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Château Desmirail

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

2020 vintage. A great effort from this rather obscure Cru Classé that once was part of the immense Rauzan estate and even briefly owned by Château Palmer, before it was sold in 1980 to the legendary Lucien Lurton. Since 1992 it is managed by Denis Lurton ( one of the 10 children of Lucien). A blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. The great ( and very humble) Eric Boissenot consults. Interesting fact: the Merlots were harvested very early in 3 days from September 17th until the 20th, just before the rains on the 21st, that reduced the alcoholic degree of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that came in at 12% abv., creating a very fresh balanced blend. Dark red with purplish rim. Seductive perfume combining black cherries, cassis, flowers, cedar wood, and rosemary. Elegant and fresh, with very pure fruit, well-tamed tannin, and very good length. Abv. 13%. Very good value, an estate to watch. — 6 months ago

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Château Rauzan Despagne

Grand Vin Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

No obvious signs of aging at 18 as its dark purple in the glass. Smooth tannins a medium finish with notes of dark fruits. Bought upon release and “forgotten”. A real gem. — 3 years ago

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Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Has moved into the beginning of that drinking window that rewards the patient. Good juice and a great price/value relationship. — 2 months ago

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Château Pas de Rauzan

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Deep ruby in color, almost purple; cherries, black pepper, and dried herbs on the nose; medium plus acidity; high tannins; tastes like black cherries, roasted plums, graphite, and a hint of eucalyptus with a long fruity finish. — 4 months ago

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

2009 vintage. I had no idea that Rauzan-Ségla also produced a Haut-Medoc, from vineyards East of Arsac that fall just outside the Margaux appellation. First nose was a bit lactic, but it improved dramatically after 15 minutes. Not particularly complex but a smooth charming fully mature Bordeaux. Amazing how even simple Bordeaux wines can age that long. Abv 13%. — a year ago

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Château Rauzan Despagne

Red Bordeaux Blend

Nice and light white with a slight fruit finish. French tasting. Would enjoy this in the summer. Received in my wine advent calendar, day 2. — 3 years ago

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