2020 Château Gazin, Pomerol

The 2020 Gazin is a beautiful Pomerol. This year no Cabernet Franc in the blend, but 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon brings a little structure. The palate is finely judged, with plenty of pure fruit, and a long finish with mineral notes and slight herbal edge, bringing freshness. This is benchmark for the appellation.

Critic score
95/100
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Bottle
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£70.18
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
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£421.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    90% Merlot
    10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2047
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Château Gazin, Pomerol

TASTING NOTES

This is really fantastic with so much intensity and focus. Firm, linear tannins frame the wine beautifully. Polished and fine. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and posed. Complex flavors of blackberry, black olive, mushroom and bark. Persistent finish. Best of the trilogy?

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
96—97/100

I love this, extremely classic Gazin, which has depth and pep, and a jaunty feel to the black fruits. The freshness keeps the core of this wine firm from beginning to end, as do the chewy tannins. This is not an exuberant vintage but at this particular estate it suits the personality because it is always fairly old school and classic. For the first time no Cabernet Franc in the blend, just Cabernet Sauvignon. A yield of 35hl/ha. No added sulphur during fermentation. Tasted twice, there are plenty of tannins here but it is highly successful.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
94/100

The 2020 Gazin, which contains no Cabernet Franc this year, has a wonderful bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and pressed iris petal scents, very focused and precise, that really whisks you down to Pomerol. The medium-bodied palate displays fine-grained tannins and a silver bead of acidity. Very sapid with a little more dryness on the finish than its peers, which gets the saliva flowing. Classic Pomerol through and through.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
94/100

Deepest crimson to purplish rim. Pure and fragrant with cassis and blackberry, the fruit shining above the oak though the oak is evident at this stage, of course. An attractive touch of stone dust on the nose. On the palate, dry and chewy texture but fresh and nicely structured with the fruit. Not as powerfully built as some but attractive in its slightly lighter touch, the tannins refined. Blind, I would have thought this had more than 10% Cabernet. Juicy freshness on the finish.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
16.5/20

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