Rauzan Gassies Margaux, 2019, 750ML

SKU: 888121
Region: FR | Bordeaux | Margaux
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot
Rating: Wine Advocate 88


Winery Chateau Rauzan-Gassies (Classification: 2eme Cru Classe)
Sub Region Margaux, Bordeaux
Variety 72% Cabernet sauvignon, 28% Merlot
Format 750ML
ABV 13%

Tasting Note

The Wine Advocate 88, William Kelley

The 2019 Rauzan-Gassies exhibits aromas of earthy cassis, burning embers and cigar wrapper, followed by a medium-bodied palate with a delicate core of fruit framed by powdery tannins and lively acids. It's a nicely balanced, uncomplicated claret, but it remains a comparative underachiever given this estate's history. Drink Date: 2025 - 2045

Vinous 93, Antonio Galloni

The 2019 Rauzan Gassies is bold, pungent and savory, just as it was in barrel. Black fruit, leather, spice, tobacco, mint, graphite and dried herbs give this nervy mid-weight Margaux tons of nuance to match its layered personality. Some of the contours are a bit rustic, but I am drawn to the wine's overall character, which is considerable.

James Suckling 93

Aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, orange zest, black tea, praline and bitter chocolate. Its medium-to full-bodied with firm, polished tannins. Silky and supple. Excellent balance and freshness. Drink from 2025.

Winemaking Winery

The wines are fermented in stainless steel vats from 12 hl to 120 hl to optimize the plot by plot selection. Malolactic fermentations in barrels and stainless-steel vats, and maturation for 12 months in 30-50% new French oak barrels.

Harvest from September 17 to 24 for Merlot and September 25 to October 12 for Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification in stainless steel vats from 12 to 120 hectoliters. Thermo-regulated fermentation. Daily pumping-over.

A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot. Aged for 12 months in 50% new French oak.


The Chateau Rauzan was established in the middle of the 17th century under the guidance of Pierre Desmezures de Rauzan.

In 1763 the Chateau was divided into two parts due to inheritance reasons forming Rauzan Gassies and Rauzan Segla.

In 1946 Mr Paul Quie, a wine merchant and collector based in Paris, seduced by the quality of its terroir, acquired the Chateau, that has been in his family since.

His son Jean-Michel took over the command of the Estate in 1968 and started the replanting of the vineyards, and in 2018 the complete rebuilt of the winemaking facilities were completed. The Chateau currently owns 28 hectares in the Margaux appellation.