Château Rauzan-Gassies 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2003

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 12.50% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

The product of an excellent terroir, this wine has made noticeable progress in recent years, yet prices have remained reasonable. A wine that should be tasted by amateurs, who prefer refinement, instead of power, with a silky, delicate substance. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Margaux
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: SCI du Château Rauzan-Gassies
  • More information....

Château Rauzan-Gassies 2ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Rognons de veau farcis, Grives aux raisins, Caneton aux navets.

Peak: Drink until 2020

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • What the experts say...

    "The deep ruby/plum-hued, soft, round 2003 displays the vintage’s opulence along with sweet, savory, black cherry and cassis fruit, and hints of smoke, scorched earth, and burning embers." Source : R. Parker (04/2006)

    Lot presentation
    Château Rauzan-Gassies 2ème Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    The wines of Rauzan-Gassies are aged for 12 months in oak barrels (50% renewed each year). They need a few years in the cellar before they express their full potential. This is a classical Margaux. The nose develops aromas of violet, blackberry and blackcurrant. On the palette it is full and rich but also has very fine tannins following the style of Margaux wines.

    Information about domain Château Rauzan Gassies

    The property's history goes back to 1661, when Pierre de Rauzan, a merchant in the Place de Bordeaux and steward at Château Margaux, acquired the seigniory of Gassies and its vineyard. His descendants continued his work until the Revolution, when the property was split into Rauzan-Ségla and Rauzan-Gassies. In 1855 the two Rauzan were classed as a second grand cru. Today the property belongs to the descendants of Paul Quié, a wine broker who bought it in 1946. The family also owns Château Bel Orme Tronquoy de Lalande and Croizet-Bages. Château Rauzan-Gassies' vineyard consists of numerous small plots spread over one of the Garonne's fossil beds, thereby offering a comprehensive range of soils that provide a good illustration of the terroir's characteristics. A new vat room with stainless steel vats with a capacity of 4,000 hectolitres was built in 1992.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 2 Bottles
    • Level: 2 into-neck
    • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Margaux
    • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: SCI du Château Rauzan-Gassies
    • Vintage: 2003
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2020
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 30
    • Volume: 120000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Cabernet franc

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    iDealwine price estimate
    Château Rauzan-Gassies 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2003

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format