Château Rauzan-Gassies was part of the huge Rauzan estate which was divided up towards the end of the 18th century. The name "Gassies" comes from the noble Gassies family of which Gaillard de Tarbes was feudal lord in 1530. The "Rauzan" part of the name comes from the famous Counsellor at the Bordeaux Parliament in the mid 17th century. Monsieur de Rauzan was able to promote his already famous wine at the courts of France and England. The château was purchased by the Quié family in 1945.Most of the vineyards are located around the château on a former river bed of the Garonne. The average altitude is 15 to 18 m. The soil is just about a complete cross-section of the local geology: deep gravel, sandy gravel and sand.
Robert Parker :
This is another estate that has been making better and better wine of late, and their 2006 displays a masculine, meaty style, with notes of garrigue, plum, earth, and lots of cassis and underbrush. Its complex set of aromatics is followed by a dense, medium to full-bodied wine with some moderate tannins in the finish. This is serious and sizeable, and could easily merit an outstanding score with another 4-5 years of aging. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc|
|Revue du Vin de France||15,5|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 17
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 87
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc