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
90.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
5 available
£72.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    95% Merlot
    5% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Château Gazin, Pomerol

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)
89—92/100

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)
94—96/100

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

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2016)
17/20
Decanter (April 2016)
92/100

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