|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol|
This property is wonderfully situated, right next door to Petrus on the Pomerol plateau. The vineyard is planted with 92% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc. Classic traditional Pomerols are produced here and en primeur prices are usually reasonable.
The 2019 has a beguiling bouquet with red berry fruit, truffle and light Provençal herb scents that are beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins. This is exquisite in terms of balance, silky smooth, building gradually with a harmonious and quite effortless finish. Divine - this is a stellar showing. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting. Drink 2025-2055.
The 2019 Gazin is a fleshy, dramatic wine that wafts from the glass with aromas of ripe berry fruit mingled with subtle hints of truffle and violets, its new oak already entirely integrated. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless, it's broad and textural, with lively acids, powdery tannins and fine length on the finish. Drink Date 2025 - 2050
Bright ruby colour. The nose is tight and hard to judge at this stage, but underneath there seems good intensity of both red and black fruit. The palate is rich in creamy cherry fruit, propped up by firm tannins. The fruit pushes through, bringing the rounder texture that you might expect from a Pomerol. Still, this is quite awkward at this stage and warrants some patience before opening. Pithy and long.
A perfumed nose of mulberries, plums, chocolate orange and cloves. Hints of toffee, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, ripe tannins. Caressing, velvety and rich core of dark fruit. So supple and polished. 88.5% merlot, 7% cabernet sauvignon and 4.5% cabernet franc. Drink after 2024.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Gazin has fragrant notions of rose oil and lilacs over a core of prunes and Christmas cake plus hints of cumin seed. Full-bodied, it has firm grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing on a lingering, exotic spice note.
Tasted blind. Mid crimson. Lifted and rich on the nose. A tad cool and raw on the palate though. It should come right but will need time. 14.5%
Drink 2027– 2043
Vibrant ruby in colour with bright and fresh aromatics of red plums and cherries on the nose. Fine and lifted on the palate, this is fresh, crunchy and sappy. Juicy red fruits and accents of sweet spices linger through to a fine and chalky finish.
A tight, focused red with blackberry and blueberry character, as well as chocolate. It’s full and compact with soft, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Harmonious.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Gazin sashays out of the glass with pretty black cherries, kirsch and raspberry pie scents followed by hints of wilted roses, aniseed and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely restraint with loads of earth and mineral nuances taking center stage, framed by rounded tannins and soft acidity, finishing long and savory. 2024 - 2040