2015 Château Gazin, Pomerol

2015 Château Gazin, Pomerol

A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Château Gazin has a serious nose, with spice, dark fruit and a savoury edge to it. The palate is rich and ripe, and while the oak is a little obvious at the moment, it’s sure to soften with more time. Given this Château’s location, and the wine’s quality, it offers a serious bottle for the price.

Critic score
92.5/100 info
From a client
3 available

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    95% Merlot
    5% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2032info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2015 Gazin is dark, fleshy and wonderfully expressive. Mocha, bittersweet chocolate and a host of ripe dark fruit, along with the wine's contours, give the 2015 much of its sumptuous personality. This is a decidedly plush, extracted style, but all the elements are nicely balanced throughout.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2016)

The 2015 Gazin has a perfumed bouquet with layers of black cherry, raspberry coulis and truffle scents, more welcoming and sensual than the wines a decade ago from barrel when they intermittently felt under-ripe. There is none of that here for sure. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit on the entry. There is excellent structure here, a masculine Gazin with plenty of grip, counterbalanced by abundant tertiary, tobacco-tinged black fruit. There is real salinity towards the finish, completing a superb wine by Nicolas de Bailliencourt and his team. Do not overlook this Pomerol. It is one of the subtler expressions of the 2015 vintage and one that I am sure will develop beautifully in cask.

Neal Martin, robertparker.com (April 2016)

Bright crimson. Appetising and savoury on the nose. Much drier than most Pomerols. Racy and mineral.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2016)
Decanter (April 2016)

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