Red

2000 Château Rauzan-Gassies

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 89

  • jmoon Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 17, 2019 - Very drinkable fully mature, starting into decline but still delicious. Not very complex beyond classic old Bordeaux whack of leather and forest floor, lacking depth but a certain charm. Good mid week wine. Didn’t really need a decant and didn’t evolve much with air.

  • drrobvino wrote: 92 points

    April 21, 2019 - Drank this last of 2 bottles today, with rack of lamb on Easter Sunday.
    Beautiful pairing, the wine showed tertiary aromas and flavors of wet soil, tar, mushroom, black currant, pencil lead, leather, etc. Delicious, tried next to 2004 Seavey Estate Cab, and the whole family liked both wines alot, but preferred the Margaux with the Lamb. The tannins are nicely resolved, this wine is in a great window now and for the next year. Catch it while it is great, if you have a few bottles left, crack one soon. Fantastic WFTM.

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  • yinha Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 14, 2019 - Only managed to buy one of these recently - a lovely product of 2000. Not yet at peak - has a youthful air and Secondaries are barely peaking out. This has quite a few years left in my view - enjoyable now but more rewarding later if well stored.

  • grossie Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 5, 2019 - At peak! Don't wait! Sweet cedar and dark fruit on the nose. Fantastic fruit in the mouth. Tannins are soft. By the second night this had faded a bit. Absolutely gorgeous now. I'm sad it's gone but at least I'm not under any pressure to finish more bottles since this was my last.

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  • CBRwineguy wrote:

    December 15, 2018 - Haut-Medoc lunch (Bel & Brio, Barangaroo, Sydney): The appearance is clear and medium ruby in colour. Tears are visible.

    The nose is clean. The aromas have a medium(+) intensity showing well-defined notes of red fruit (raspberry, red plum), black fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant), oak (chocolate, subtle coffee), bottle-age character (subtle leather), and herbaceous characters (green capsicum). The wine is developing.

    On the palate, the wine is dry with medium acidity, medium alcohol, and medium body. The medium level tannins are ripe and silky in nature. The flavours have a medium intensity and show notes of oak (coffee), black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry), red fruit (red plum), and herbaceous characters (green capsicum). The finish has a medium length.

    This is a very good quality wine. The flavours are concentrated and have a great balance with the acidity and a good balance with the alcohol. Some warmth from the alcohol shows on the finish. The oak treatment is well-integrated, complementing the primary fruit. In its current state, the wine shows primary, secondary, and tertiary characters. The primary fruit core is still quite prominent, and is supported by the secondary and tertiary notes. The finish has a good length.

    The wine drinks well now, but has potential for further ageing. The fruit intensity is great and the tannin and acid structure should support the wine as tertiary notes continue to develop.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/22/2004 (link) 90 points

    (Château Rauzan-Gassies) Roasted fruit nose; tight but tasty, coffee, olive palate; medium finish 90+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/16/2004 (link) 88 points

    (Château Rauzan-Gassies) Vanilla, vegetal and coffee nose; oaky, coffee flavored palate with soft tannins; short-medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/19/2003 (link) 89 points

    (Château Rauzan-Gassies) Tight, black fruit nose; black fruit, tobacco palate with balance; medium finish (40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/7/2003 (link) 90 points

    (Château Rauzan-Gassies) Well balanced, cassis palate with soft tannins and high notes; medium finish (good drinking now)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Rauzan-Gassies
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Code 071570014896

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,027 (64%)
  • Consumed 549 (34%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

duck, game, lamb, liver, meat, roasted, steak, stew

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