Black cherry and cassis here on the nose, which is very ripe and dark fruited for the appellation. The oak on the palate is sweet but in keeping with the ripe black fruits. The tannins are polished and elegant. Though this is ripe, it is not over extracted, offering a harmonious and seductive style that should be a real hit with the hedonists. The supple structure also suits those looking to drink a wine both in youth and through to full maturity.
|Score: 15.5+||Farr Vintners, April 2018|
The 2017 Gazin has a very classic Pomerol bouquet with black brambly fruit infused with black truffle and subtle raspberry confit notes. Then, as it opens, there are loamy aromas that lend more complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin and a fine bead of acidity. There is a slightly powdery texture, feeling quite saline. White pepper and fennel notes become more conspicuous towards the finish. Just a classic Gazin from proprietor Nicolas de Bailliencourt and his team. Drink 2022 - 2045.
|Score: 91/93||Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2018|
A dense and flavorful red already with dark-berry, seaweed and wet-earth undertones. Full body and round and chewy tannins. Green olives on the finish. Serious for the vintage.
|Score: 94/95||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2018|
The 2017 Gazin is lush, sensual and enveloping, with lovely palate presence and tons of pure class. Bright floral notes perk up the red berry fruit in a seductive, open-knit Pomerol that captures the best the vintage has to offer. In 2017 Gazin is quite giving today, but also has a good bit of freshness and aromatic nuance that should allow it to develop nicely for years to come. Tasted three times.
|Score: 90/93||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2018|
Mid crimson. Pale rim. Rather muted nose. Angular palate. Some flesh in the middle and doubtless the acidity will fade but this is clearly a second-class vintage.
|Score: 16-||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2018|
The 2017 Gazin is medium to deep garnet-purple colored and scented of warm red plums and black forest cake with touches of forest floor and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, soft, rounded and mouth-filling, it gives good expression and depth.
|Score: 89/91+||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (236), April 2018|
Deep crimson. A little meaty on the nose, but with a definite graphite note and sweet black plum. Firm and dry but the fruit is there for a balanced whole. Persistent, too.
|Score: 16.5||Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2018|
Rich ripe fruit the nose is sweet good depth of flavour the start of the palate a rich mix of black fruits. Fine tannins underpin the mid palate if fleshy supple ripe fruit and although there is enough fresh fruit to balance it finishes sweet and fleshy.2024-35
|Score: 88/92||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2018|
A property that is extremely well poised and consistent across the last decade. This has enjoyably tight black fruits from its dash of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, with extremely fine, austere tannins and a good attack. It dips a touch on the mid-palate, and for this estate it lacks just a little depth. Although it's built to last, it's not quite up to the standard of the last few vintages. Tasted three times.
Drinking Window 2024 - 2038
|Score: 89||Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2018|
Concentrated and with fine detail, this is a well-balanced wine with a lot of power and attack on the nose and palate. The oak seems quite dominant at the moment but this will melt away, but the fruit is full and ripe and there is some considerable detail in terms of red and black flavour complexity. Long and savoury, but not too dry, this is a lovely Gazin.
|Score: 17.5+||Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2018|