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Community Tasting Notes (10) Median Score: 89 points

  • had a bottle wit a friend. took about 1/2 hour in the decanter to open up, but when it did, it was well worth the wait.

    muted nose initially, which gave way to strawberries, hint of sandalwood and (elderflower?)

    margaux elegance and smoothness, non-obtrusive tannins, pleasing acidity and pretty fruit. Will last for at least another 5-8 years, easy, but drinking so well now.

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  • Fresh aromas of blackcurrant and dark cherries, with a touch of menthol and some sandalwood. Good fresh attack of the same, with a lifted middle section and good grip just before the finale, which is long and satisfying, with strong notes of blackberry and hints of blue berry. One of RG's better vintages.

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  • lovely claret, restrained red fruit and a long complex finish. Drinking well, better for an hour decant. I was surprised about the richest and lack of green in a lesser vintage.
    The wine looks Garnet coloured. It smells like Black currant (cassis), and Red Currant. with a tint of Sandalwood. The body is Medium. The wine has Smooth with a just a tannin cut to make it a food wine.

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  • Same as my last one, this is dark, intense and not yet at its peak. Very enjoyable but I'm sure this will improve further.

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  • Much better than expected. Very dark colour, with no bricking at the edges at all. Interesting aromas of blackcurrant and spices, with traces of yeast and cedar. Full bodied mouthful of blackcurrant, dark cherry and nutmeg, with good grip and a decent level of acidity, giving it a little bite in mid-palate. No excess of oak, concentration or extraction. The fruit is still very present, nicely set off by the finish, which is dominated by Margaux elegance and finesse. Excellent value, this tastes like a Segla at half the price. Judging by other comments on this wine, mine must have been better cellared than most, there's certainly no reason to hurry, this has another decade ahead to improve further.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 15+ points

    (Chateau Rauzan-Gassies Margaux) From a dinner at Bel-Orme Tronquoy de Lalande with the Quié family. Slightly gamey tea-leaf fruit on the nose here, with delicate notes of violets and perfume, raspberry and cream. A nice weight on the palate, lots of pepper, supple and gently composed, but with lots of structure underneath and coming out at the finish. Plenty of flattery and flesh here, but like the 2002 Croizet-Bages tasted first it needs a little more vigour and definition.

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