Gazin 2010

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Gazin charges out of the gate with bold boysenberries, baked plums and Christmas cake notes plus hints of unsmoked cigars and bouquet garni. Full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with baked black fruit, framed by firm, ambitious tannins, finishing long and mineral tinged. Drink 2020-2046.

Score: 96Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (March 2020), March 2020

Wow! This wine exceeded my enthusiastic barrel tasting notes. A big, back-strapping blockbuster from Gazin, in which the oak seems to be pushed into the background (thankfully), the wine offers up notes of caramelized black cherry and black currant fruit interwoven with mocha, white chocolate, subtle toast and hints of coffee beans and tobacco leaf. The exceptional aromatics are easily followed up by a full-bodied, powerful, broodingly backward, rich, intense wine with multiple dimensions, layers of fruit, and a sensational finish of close to a minute. This is one of the all-time great efforts from Gazin. It should be forgotten for 6-10 years and drunk over the following 30 to 40.

Score: 96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

Another remarkable effort from Gazin, the big, powerful, dense 2010 boasts an opaque purple color along with loads of black currant and kirsch-like fruit intermixed with licorice, caramel, mocha and toasty oak. This seriously endowed, broodingly backward cuvee requires 6-8 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades or more.

Score: 93/95Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Gazin 2010 has a broody, tobacco-infused nose with precise black fruit, fine mineralité and vigour, almost citric in style. The palate is medium-bodied with a conservative opening. At the moment it is sulky and introspective, yet well balanced but patently a long-term wine that is shutting down. Firm and structured on the masculine finish, this needs at least to come round. Tasted January 2014.

Score: 94Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2014

Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Gazin 2010 has an intense, quite opulent bouquet with intense small dark black cherries, hints of cassis, even a decadent mote of honey that are all beautifully defined. The palate is full-bodied and rich on the entry. This is a very concentrated Gazin with a powdery texture, crisp acidity and a hint of white pepper towards the long, edgy truffle tinged finish. Superb. Tasted November 2012.

Score: 94Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2013

Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Gazin 2010 has an intense, quite opulent bouquet with intense small dark black cherries, hints of cassis, even a decadent mote of honey that are all beautifully defined. The palate is full-bodied and rich on the entry. This is a very concentrated Gazin with a powdery texture, crisp acidity and a hint of white pepper towards the long, edgy truffle tinged finish. Superb. Tasted November 2012.

Score: 94Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2013

Tasted at the Syndicat de Pomerol. Gazin has been on form in recent vintages. The 2010 has a very pure bouquet with superb lift and purity: black cherries and raspberry, crushed stone underneath. The palate is full-bodied with grippy tannins, very good acidity, compact and masculine, huge weight on the finish, great length and ambition. Superb. Tasted April 2011.

Score: 94/95Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2011

A subtle red with ultra-fine tannins that accentuate a palate of chocolate, berries and nuts. Full and very round. It's refined and beautiful. Hard not to drink now but wait at least five years. Top wine from Gazin.

Score: 95James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2013

This is a little tight. But it shows plenty of coffee and chocolate notes and dark fruits. Full and silky. I really like the polish to the tannins

Score: 92/93James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2011

Looks relatively mature. Sweet, evolved nose. Tastes years ahead of most of its peers in terms of development so the tannins are much less obvious. Positively satin-textured in fact! Lots of fun even if not for the extremely long term. Very attractive long finish. QGV 14.5%
Drink 2017 – 2036

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2020

Very dark and lustrous with some ruby at the rim. High toned and aromatic. Very comfortable and unforced. Highly successful with real vivacity. Dry finish. Was this on some clay? Well done! Quite juicy.

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2011

This property is wonderfully situated, right next door to Petrus on the Pomerol plateau. 92% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc. Sweet, plumy nose. Dark chocolate on the palate with quite high acidity. Almost austere for a Pomerol, there is a Medoc like structure and this is certainly a wine that will need time in the bottle to soften.

Score: 16Farr Vintners, April 2011

There is a lovely weight of ripe fruit on the nose all very black fruit dominated. Rich flavours fill out the mid palate lots of black plum but behind there is freshness that balances and gives brightness on the finish. There are layers of flavour giving complexity.

Score: 90/93Derek Smedley MW, April 2011

Score: 95Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2011

Rich and savoury. Plenty of fruit on the palate. Powerful but refined structure. Persistent. Needs time but won't disappoint. Drink 2018-2035.

Score: 17.5James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2011

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