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Gazin 2018

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

This property is wonderfully situated, right next door to Petrus on the Pomerol plateau. The vineyard is planted with 92% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc. Classic traditional Pomerols are produced here and en primeur prices are usually reasonable. No Cabernet Sauvignon used in 2018.

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Gazin has a lively, generous bouquet of vivacious wild strawberry, boysenberry and hints of tobacco. The aromatics are well delineated and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, offering seductive black fruit mixed with black pepper, truffle and clove. There is so much finesse toward the finish that it is approachable now, yet it certainly has the substance to suggest long-term aging. Not to be underestimated, this is another wonderful Gazin. 2024 - 2050

Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2021

This is very tight and polished with a compact and beautiful palate of blackberries, currants and black olives. Full-bodied yet structurally solid with a very long finish.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Gazin (a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc) leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of warm plums, black raspberries and kirsch, plus suggestions of wild mushrooms, fragrant earth, Sichuan pepper and tree bark. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers impressive energy with approachable, rounded tannins and a lively backbone framing the crunchy red and black fruits, finishing long and earthy. 2023 - 2040

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (End of Mar), March 2021

Tasted blind. Intense colour. Scented. Far from heavy. Sweet and vibrant. Dry, fine tannins on the end. 14.5%
Drink 2026 – 2044

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2022

93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc; 50% new oak. Barrel sample.
Inky core, purple rim. Rich, dark and seductive on the nose. Toasty oak and ripe fruit. Thick, chalky tannins gum up your mouth and there's more alcohol than freshness. Challenging and not really integrated – acid seems to stick out on the end? (JH) 13.5%
Drink 2026-2032

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019

Rich and peppery on the nose with fleshy, seductive blue fruits and sweet fanilla. The palate is succulent and ripe, with very juicy black fruits but hints of herbal, savoury notes that provide the balance and harmony. The plush, rounded tannins allow the complex sweet and savoury elements of the fruit to shine on this long, enduring and classically styled Pomerol.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2019

A rock star in the making, the 2018 Château Gazin is made from 93 %Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Rich, powerful, and medium to full-bodied, it has s serious feel in its structure and tannin as well as awesome notes of candied cherries, cassis, chocolate, and crushed rocks. With beautiful purity, it builds beautifully on the palate and has both richness and elegance. It’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for 20+ years.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019

(93 Merlot, 7 Cabernet Franc) | 14.5% alc There is some nice depth of fruit on the nose and it leads with this theme as opposed to oak, which is a relief. The palate is juicy and ripe and the finish manages to maintain this fruit, too. It is a big wine, but everything is in proportion and the oak, while quite prominent, does not overtake the wine.

Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com, April 2019
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Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Gazin (composed of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc) has quite an earthy/broody nose to begin, with subtle black soil, tar and chargrill notes giving way to a core of prunes, baked blueberries and sautéed herbs. Full, muscular and chewy in the mouth, it has loads of earthy layers and a dried herbs lift on the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019
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