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Château Rauzan-Gassies Magnum 2011

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Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Margaux (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château Rauzan Gassies
Volume: 150cl Other volumes
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Château Rauzan Gassies is the maker of this Château Rauzan-Gassies Magnum 2011 (£117.00), a red wine from Margaux that is made of petit verdot, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc of 2011. The Château Rauzan-Gassies Magnum 2011 is the ideal red to combine with red meat and cheese. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this red according to Drinks&Co users while renowned wine guides give the following ratings: robert parker: 88-90 and wine spectator: 88.

Description of Château Rauzan-Gassies Magnum 2011

Château Rauzan-Gassies Magnum 2011 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)

TASTING NOTES Château Rauzan-Gassies 2011:

  • View: Deep red purple. dark color.
  • Nose: Delicate, very powerful and complex. smoked oak, toast, cherry, pink, peach, clove and cinnamon.
  • Mouth: smooth, powerful and enveloping flavor. ripe tannins. well balanced body.

Persistence: 10/11 seconds.

sidebars: black fruit, black currant.

A great wine that can already be seen, but it's wiser to wait 4 or 5 years if possible!

Merlot 30% - 68% Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2%

2011: The Cabernet Franc is not in the mix, because it was not rich enough, and lacked structure. It was too dry maturing, so I stayed out of the final wine. Usually usually present at 5 or 6%.

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Château Rauzan Gassies

Château Rauzan Gassies

While the noble house of Chevalier de Gassies is one of the oldest in Margaux, the history of the vineyard of Chateau Rauzan-Gassies began in the 18th century. The chateau was created by Pierre Desmezures de Rauzan, a négociant but also a farmer at the noble house of Latour. This function allowed him to understand the rights accorded to him, and to embrace his heritage. He bought a number of parcels of land from his neighbours and over a period of 20 years, by the end of the 17th century, he created two beautiful vineyards, that of Rauzan-Gassies but also that of Pichon Longueville - two future grands crus classés. The wines of Rauzan-Gassies have always enjoyed a certain renown in England, thanks to Mr Rauzan, who traveled to London and sold the wines in person on the banks of the Thames. Mr Rauzan, who was also a member of parliament in Bordeaux, is remembered today on the label of the chateau, in the form of the wings that protect the bunches of grapes. At the time of the 1855 classification, the wines of Rauzan-Gassies were given second growth status. In 1946, the chateau was bought by Paul Quié, a wine merchant from Bercy (the centre of the Parisian wine trade at the time) who followed his father into the profession. He followed numerous owners, such as Mr Rhoné-Péraire, who in the 19th century was particularly successful in building up the reputation of the wine. Since 1968, his son Jean-Michel Quié has taken charge of the property, assisted since 1995 by Jean Louis Camp, oenologist and technical director, and since 2001 by his children Anne-Françoise and Jean-Philippe Quié.

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Reviews of Château Rauzan-Gassies Magnum 2011

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4 /5

On the nose, red fruits dominate, accompanied by sweet spices and a note of truffle characteristic of Margaux
Equally fruity, the palate is fresh and balanced, supported by well-integrated oak and fine tannins and tight Elegant and right Margaux without asperities, built for aging well
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Reviews of other vintages of Château Rauzan-Gassies Magnum 2011201520092006

4/5

TASTING NOTES OF Château Rauzan Gassies Magnum 2015:

  • View: dark purple.
  • Nose: Aromatic, dark fruits, spices, earth, hints of flowers.
  • Mouth: The palate of ripe, generous fruit, not too deep, good structure and length.

APPELLATION: Médoc.

GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%

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Geena Richardson

4/5

I bought the Château Rauzan Gassies Magnum in the wine cellar.
Dark red colour, reddish brown edges. Aromas of leather and tobacco pipe. Very rough in the mouth.
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Sarah Carter

4/5

I propose to pair this Margaux with sausages from the same region. Drinking it with a lover for a romantic dinner is perfect.
It's a red with an opaque tone. It smells like candy. It had a correct astringency.
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Jessica Barker

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