2010 Rauzan Gassies



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Average critic rating : 90.29 points

90

90

The 2010 is a very strong effort from this estate, which is situated next to the other, better-known Rauzan, Rauzan Segla. Dense purple, its sweet notes of underbrush, forest floor, licorice, black currants and a hint of lead pencil shavings are followed by a lush, ripe, surprisingly fleshy and succulent wine that is much more evolved and forward at this stage than when tasted from barrel. I thought this wine would need more cellar time, but it is actually approachable in spite of its size, richness and density. Give it several years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20+ years. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

91-93

91-93

Tasted three times, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the Rauzan-Gassies has a very fine bouquet with good purity and terroir expression. There is just a touch of greenness, but there is an attractive floral perfume. The palate is medium-bodied with good tension and acidity, a little light on the finish but I like the focus and the mineralité that has not been seen for a long time. I look forward to re-tasting this in bottle. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

88-91

88-91

Silky and stylish, with alluring spice and black tea notes leading the way for a rich core of crushed plum and boysenberry fruit. The finish is long and supple. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

16.5

16.5

Sweet meat-extract notes on the nose. Sweet and scented with violet cachous then with rather aggressive dry tannins. This may eventually melt into something suave and rewarding. But for the moment it is difficult to see… Pretty dry on the end. Some richness too. Does it have to be this psychotic? jancisrobinson.com

17.5

17.5

Ripe, well-concentrated cassis fruit, shows fine elegance over the slightly fleshy ripeness and confirms the rise in quality of this wine. Drink 2017-30. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

88-89

88-89

A full-bodied Margaux with oak that is jutting out at the moment because of its youth. There is a seamless texture to this wine and given several years, the oak will integrate beautifully into this wine. Ripe plums and violets carry through on the finish and there is no doubt this wine will evolve into a balanced Margaux that can be enjoyed in about 7-10 years. asianpalate.com

16

16

Soapy, lifted cassis. Simple, fruity but still very Margaux.



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