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|Bordeaux||2011||Gazin||MG||5 \ 0||30||580.00||6||30||64.444442666667||93.10||93.10||Gazin||1.5||10|
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A powerful, virile 2011, Gazin reveals a dense ruby/purple color, a big, meaty, earthy richness, lots of coffee, black cherry liqueur and spice notes, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 15+ years.
Tasted at the UGC Pomerol tasting. A blend of 90% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon the Gazin 2011 has a fine nose that unfurls nicely with aeration, revealing ripe black cherries and raspberry fruit that is in synch with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannins on the entry. There is fine minerality here, good substance, the smectite clay coming to Gazin's aid in this dry season and lending more body towards the finish. This should merit long-term ageing. Tasted April 2012.
Mid ruby colour. Sweet spices, savoury earthy and classic sweet plum fruit on the nose. The palate is full of dried cherry, vanilla and nutmeg from the oak, and hints of leather and tobacco. The plump and rounded tannins bring a classic Pomerol shape to this wine. Crunch and flesh in equal measure with a healthy mature savouriness that lingers on the finish.
Ripe black plum gives richness on the nose and depth on the palate. There is a supple feel to the palate from the black plum richness and rounded tannins and although towards the back the tannins feel quite firm the finish is sweet and rich.