Gazin 2011

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

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.

Score: 93+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (212), April 2014

Gazin is normally a big, backstrapping Pomerol as its vineyard sits between Lafleur and Petrus. However, the 2011 is a softer, more gentle effort with a deep plum/purple color and a sweet bouquet of balsam wood, damp earth, black cherry jam, licorice and a hint of tomato skin. Medium to full-bodied and deep, this Gazin is closed and slightly unformed. I suspect there is more to this wine than it revealed on the several occasions I tasted it. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.

Score: 88/91+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (200), April 2012

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.

Score: 91/93Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2012

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.

Score: 90/92Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

Score: 90Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

Tight, intense and fleshy but just a hint of green? Structured but rather chewy, robust tannins. Needs time to settle.

Score: 16James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2012

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