James Suckling 94-95
Complex aromas of blackcurrant, black truffle, walnut, bark and earth follow through to a full body with dense, refined tannins that are layered and chewy, yet silky. Very long finish. Best since 2015?
The 2020 Rauzan Gassies offers light but quite fragrant blackberry, briar and iodine scents and (hooray!) there is no sign of the greenness that has afflicted some recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied and quite sweet, with angular tannins on the entry, but unfortunately it does lack complexity and density toward the bitter finish. Nevertheless, it does show better than some vintages and I will "keep the faith."
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034