Chateau Gazin Rocquencourt Pessac Leognan Blanc

Château Gazin Rocquencourt Pessac-Leognan Blanc


  • The Graves are a harmonious mix of quartz and quartzites in ochre, white, red and pink, jasper, agatoids, silex, lydiens, and more. These soils offer different possibilities to the nature of the wines.
  • The foundations of these wines are built on two grape selections, the Sauvignon – very often the dominating grape – and Sémillion, easy to maintain and ripen in the poor soils of the Graves with its sandy and chalky nature.
  • The Sauvignon brings structure, freshness and fruitiness, often with a faint reminder of a smell similar to Muscat. The Sémillion offers a body of unique aromas of candied fruit.

Varietal Composition: Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillion


Tasting Notes: On the nose, lime mixes with broom; spiked with notes of honey amongst those of candied fruits. The palate is powerful and yet subtle, and can pleasantly express hints of bay leaf, or crushed black current. Complex, fleshy and round, just as sugary as they are dry, everlasting in the mouth and with a great aromatic persistency.


2016 – 90 Robert Parker | 90 Wine Spectator | 90 Jeb Dunnuck

2017 – 91 Wine Spectator | 89-91 Jeb Dunnuck

2018 – 90-92 Robert Parker | 91 Wine Spectator


Established in the 17th century, Château Gazin Rocquencourt’s origins go back to the Middle Ages. It is reputed to be one of the oldest wine estates in the commune of Léognan. The elegant mansion was built in 1660. A historic property in Pessac-Léognan, it has been noted in the renowned Féret guides since 1874 for the quality of its wines and its terroir, situated on a superb gravelly hilltop in Léognan. The property was originally known as “Château Gazen et Bourbon”, and then “Château Gazin” until 1995 when it took on its current name of Château Gazin Rocquencourt.