Château-Rauzan-Gassies L'Orme Rauzan Gassies 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Château-Rauzan-Gassies L'Orme Rauzan Gassies 2016 750ml
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Château-Rauzan-Gassies L'Orme Rauzan Gassies 2016

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750ml
$27.99

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L’Orme is the second label of the prestigious classified growth, Chateau Rauzan-Gassies, an estate in Haut-Médoc which dates back to the 17th century. A blend of approximately 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet grown on the sandy gravel soils of the Medoc, just outside Margaux, this is a superb wine at a very reasonable price.  Full-bodied with ripe cassis , black cherry and plum flavors, notes of violet, vanilla and sandalwood, with a lovely fleshy texture and dry, elegant finish. For lovers of Left Bank Bordeaux or Right Bank Bordeaux, this wine fits the bill!  A very elegant expression of the Haut-Médoc.

The origins of the Lords of Gassies dates to medieval knights, whose allegiance stood with the owners of Château Margaux. Today, the estate's 60 hectares of vines are split equally between the appellations of Margaux, and an area of the Haut-Médoc falling just outside of the Margaux AOP. It is this densely-planted plot of old-vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that makes up L'Orme de Rauzan-Gassies. It is delicately fermented in neutral cement tanks, then conservatively aged 12 months in French Oak Barrels, and makes a wonderfully accessible Bordeaux red in youth or with 5-15 years of bottle age depending on the vintage.   



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"We shouldn’t forget just how good 2016 was, and to find a Haut-Medoc wine still available from this vintage within our Value price category was an unexpected treat. This is dark purple-red, with earthy and purposeful aromas. The fruit is rich, dense and closely constituted, just beginning to leave the flush of youth behind it but with plenty of cladding to take it through another half-dozen years of ageing if you wish. The innate depth and tenacity of the fruit suggest serious vineyard origins. A bargain."

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