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Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2016

Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2016

Second Growth -  - - Red
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Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2016

A fine and balanced red wine from Margaux

The estate

Monsieur de Rauzan acquired the seigniory and vines at the beginning of the reign of Louis XIV. Thanks to his wine-making expertise, he transformed Chateau Rauzan-Gassies into one of the greatest of the Second Growths in the appellation of Margaux in the Bordeaux region. The property now belongs to the Quie family.

The vineyard

Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2016 is a Margaux wine that stems from a 28-hectare vineyard. The vines are 35 years old on average and are planted on deep gravel and gravelly sand.

The vintage

The 2016 vintage of Chateau Rauzan-Gassies was marked by unusual weather conditions, including an extremely wet winter and spring. The cool, rainy spring gave way to a hot, dry summer. Water stress was avoided except on certain young vines, but the quality of the terroir also compensated for these extreme conditions. Harvesting took place from September 29th to October 18th.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (78%)

Merlot (22%).

Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

When relished, Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2016 blends power and softness, with very ripe tannins. This Margaux wine seduces with its perfect balance between acidity and alcohol. Very similar to the 2005 vintage, this wine exudes fresh aromas.

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Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2016
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J. Suckling
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Rauzan-Gassies has a relatively light, slightly herbaceous bouquet that does not quite deliver the exuberance of its fellow Margaux, although it is not underripe. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin on the entry, those typical traits of damp undergrowth and a touch of greenness that leads to a balanced finish that just lacks the fruit intensity of others.