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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Ch. Rauzan-Despagne Bordeaux Superior Grand Reserve 2005
Ch. Rauzan-Despagne Bordeaux Superior Grand Reserve 2005
(search item no. 95309)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This lower pedigree wine represents undeniable quality/value rapport in 2005. This vintage is so deep in quality among the better run, less heralded estates, that these wines should appeal to readers looking for terrific values from Bordeaux. Most of these wines are Merlot-based and will be drinkable young. Sleeper of the vintage."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 89-90
My Notes:

About Ch. Rauzan-Despagne:

In the 17th Century this wine estate’s buildings were used as a hunting lodge, before being converted into a magnificent summer residence by a Bordeaux wine trader. Nowadays, the vines surrounding the Chateau are just a fifteen-minute drive from Bordeaux city centre.

Our Reserve range will introduce you to a new generation of Bordeaux wines. Great aromatic purity, loads of fruit, smoothness and easy drinking are to be expected.