Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Rauzan-Gassies rocks up with flamboyant notions of kirsch, blackberry preserves, warm cassis and Chinese five spice with touches of black tea, red roses and menthol plus a waft of molten chocolate. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness, it has a solid core of rich fruit, finishing long with perfumed red and black fruit layers.
93-95 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Apr 2019)
This is another Margaux estate that has improved impressively. The rich tannins of the fruity wine are dry but have a lift and a life that is already attractive. Its fine, ripe future is assured.
93-95 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2019)
The 2018 Rauzan Gassies is superb. Powerful and savory to the core, the 2018 packs a serious punch. Gravel, tobacco, cedar and grilled herbs add striking aromatic complexity and nuance. Classy and full of personality, the 2018 is one of the finest Rauzan Gassies in recent memory.
92-95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2019)