2005 Chateau Rauzan-Gassies

Year: 2005
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 92
Red Wine
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$79.95

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"Significantly better from bottle than it was from barrel, the 2005 Rauzan-Gassies appears to be the finest wine this estate has ever produced. Dense purple-hued with a beautiful perfume of camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, bay leaf, and incense, it is a full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, broad, rich Margaux with lovely integrated tannins. This backward 2005 will handsomely repay cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030+." (WA)

Winery Notes:
The Ch√Ęteau Rauzan Gassies cellar is home to bottles that are remarkable in terms of age and size. The oldest bottles date back to 1944. Thanks to regular upkeep, refilling and new corks, we have preserved the vintages with great cellaring potential over time. Approximately two-thirds of our vintages are kept in the cellar. Thanks to chateau cellaring, those who love old vintages can enjoy the full expression of the wine. The cellar is not only a family heirloom, it is also a vital quality reference tool for our blending process, when we craft a new vintage by comparing it to older vintages.