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2016 Château Rauzan-Gassies

75cl Volume


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Margaux (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château Rauzan Gassies
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Château Rauzan Gassies is the maker of this 2016 Château Rauzan-Gassies ($71.30), a red wine from the region of Margaux vinified with cabernet sauvignon from 2016. Drinks&Co users rate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points.

Description of 2016 Château Rauzan-Gassies

2016 Château Rauzan-Gassies (Cabernet Sauvignon)


  • View: dark garnet color
  • Nose: On the nose are black fruits like black currant, sometimes cooked, roasted notes and coffee or licorice.
  • Mouth: The palate are perfectly integrated tannins in structure, giving roundness. the aromas of the nose, combined with tertiary flavors like leather and vanilla are repeated.


VINEYARD: Château Rauzan Gassies

GRAPES: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 22%

AGING: Aged in French oak barrels (30% new) for 12 months.

PREPARATION: macerated in cold for 48 hours. Fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic in tanks and barrels.

WINE PAIRING: Perfect with appetizers, red grilled meats and mature cheeses.


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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 2016 Château Rauzan-Gassies


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4 /5

A wine with a high layer and a nice cherry colour. Aromas of coffee and wood.Quite sweet.
It accompanied our desserts.
The best of Famille Rauzan Gassies for drinking in good company.
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Famille Rauzan Gassies 2016

4 /5

It would have been better with fish. Perfect wine to share with friends.
This red wine is cherry with brown edges. Strong aromas of nuts. I didn't notice any aftertaste, but the taste was right.
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Reviews of other vintages of 2016 Château Rauzan-Gassies20172015


Red with violet nuances. This Château Rauzan Gassies had good scents of red fruits.Powerful flavour.
I would suggest that you serve it with a good potatoes stew.
I had it at some good friends house.
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Adam Smith


It is so good that it is best taken alone. Fine! We enjoyed it.
Mixture of red and brown colour. Peculiar aromas of raspberry. Not the sweetest wine, but kind of.
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Geena Richardson