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Château Rauzan Despagne

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2016
85
Medium-bodied, bright, crisp, savory and chewy, this is showing more earth, herbs, leaf, and peppery spice than fruit.

Medium-bodied, bright, crisp, savory and chewy, this is showing more earth, herbs, leaf, and peppery spice than fruit.

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2015
86
Medium bodied, forward, soft, bright and fresh, with a red berry character and hints of thyme, this is best for early drinking, well priced pleasure. 85-87 Pts

Medium bodied, forward, soft, bright and fresh, with a red berry character and hints of thyme, this is best for early drinking, well priced pleasure. 85-87 Pts

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2014
84
Medium bodied, with an oaky, cherry center, forward, round textured and an espresso, cocoa and red berry finish. 83-85 Pts

Medium bodied, with an oaky, cherry center, forward, round textured and an espresso, cocoa and red berry finish. 83-85 Pts

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2012
86
Forward, easy drinking, round textured, cherry, cocoa, licorice and black raspberry filled, medium bodied, well priced, daily drinker is ready to go.

Forward, easy drinking, round textured, cherry, cocoa, licorice and black raspberry filled, medium bodied, well priced, daily drinker is ready to go.

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2010
86
Light, forward, simple, fresh, bright citrus flavors denote a wine made for early, uncomplicated drinking.

Light, forward, simple, fresh, bright citrus flavors denote a wine made for early, uncomplicated drinking.

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2009
88
A solid example of a Bordeaux value wine with soft textures, sweet, fresh blackberries, licorice and an easy going, crowd pleasing, uncomplicated finish. This will drink best on the young side.

A solid example of a Bordeaux value wine with soft textures, sweet, fresh blackberries, licorice and an easy going, crowd pleasing, uncomplicated finish. This will drink best on the young side.

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2005
89
2005 Rauzan Despagne is another wonderful unheralded, small Bordeaux wine that delivers the goods and gets you change for a $20. Blackberry, cassis, chocolate and oak aromas are coupled with a supple, blackberry jam and licorice infused palate. This offers a lot of bang for the buck. Wines like this are best enjoyed young for their upfront charms.

2005 Rauzan Despagne is another wonderful unheralded, small Bordeaux wine that delivers the goods and gets you change for a $20. Blackberry, cassis, chocolate and oak aromas are coupled with a supple, blackberry jam and licorice infused palate. This offers a lot of bang for the buck. Wines like this are best enjoyed young for their upfront charms.

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Round, ripe, opulent textures, blackberry and licorice notes, with an elegant mouth feel are what you can expect from this wine. What you won't get are high prices. Selling for under twenty dollars, this is a steal for the money! I bet this does better than more expensive wines in a blind tastings. This is a wine to drink in its first decade of life.

Round, ripe, opulent textures, blackberry and licorice notes, with an elegant mouth feel are what you can expect from this wine. What you won't get are high prices. Selling for under twenty dollars, this is a steal for the money! I bet this does better than more expensive wines in a blind tastings. This is a wine to drink in its first decade of life.

3,189 Views   Tasted