2000 Chateau Rauzan-Gassies

Year: 2000
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 90
Red Wine

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$109.95

"Best ever from this estate. Fabulous aromas of blackberries and ripe currants. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. An excellent quality wine. Best after 2010. 12,500 cases made. –JS " (WS)

"The finest wine I have tasted from this estate in over four decades, this dense purple-colored 2000 offers up a sweet perfume of black cherry liqueur intermixed with cassis, graphite, licorice, and incense. Full-bodied and concentrated, with high tannin and loads of extract, this is a serious, broodingly backward, high class offering for patient connoisseurs. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2022." (WA)

Winery Notes:
The Château 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.