The 28.5-hectare vineyard is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The soil is made of gravel and sand.
The 1855 classified Second Growth wine is vinified in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats, where alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation take place at the same time. The wine is aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 12 months. Annual production is close to 11,000 cases per year.
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Rauzan-Gassies rolls out of the glass with expressive notes of baked plums, warm cassis and kirsch plus wafts of cedar chest, oolong tea and lilac. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers loads of perfumed black berry flavors with a fine-grained texture and long, pure finish. Nice!"
94+ The Wine Advocate.