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Gazin's 2008, a structured, masculine style of Pomerol, reveals a dense plum/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of licorice, mocha, black currants, plums and Asian spices. Firm, dense and full-bodied with stunning concentration, it represents a hypothetical blend of its two near-by neighbors, Lafleur and Petrus. Congratulations to Gazin on another fabulous effort that still seems to be under most consumers' radar. The 2008 should drink well for 20-25 years.
The 2008 is a marvelous effort from this property situated adjacent to Petrus and only a stone's throw from l'Evangile. An amazing effort, the wine exhibits an inky/ruby/purple color, wonderful concentration, a beautifully sweet perfume of caramels, mocha, jammy black currants, and smoky blackberries, a full-bodied mouthfeel, a layered, skyscraper-like texture, and sweet but elevated tannins. Overall, it displays gorgeous freshness and delineation. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025.
The 2008 Gazin has a perfumed bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, black truffle and iris, broody at first but responding immediately to aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, initially a little disjointed and I would have liked more depth and concentration to come through on the linear, straight-laced finish. It is a fine Gazin albeit one superseded by recent vintages. 2018 - 2032
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The nose is showing considerable new oak at the moment, although there is sufficient fruit to back it up. Fine precision, tightly wound but opening nicely, it is just a question of time letting the aromatics knit together. The palate is medium-bodied with good fruit intensity, a touch of spice with good backbone and underpinned with a fine Cabernet Franc-tinged finish. Tasted January 2012.
Bilberry and bramble are fragrant but behind these lighter flavours there is the richness of
damson and black cherry. Ripe tannins help the supple fleshiness on the palate generous and
rich. There is though some red fruited freshness that gives a slightly lighter feel on the finish. 2014-2027