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Le Gay 2020

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Franc

Formerly owned by the same family as neighbour Château Lafleur, the 6.5 hectare Le Gay is now owned by the family of the late Catherine Péré-Vergé along with other Pomerol properties Montviel and la Violette. The vineyard is planted with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with vines around 50 years old. It has been producing outstanding Pomerols in recent vintages. 100% micro-vinified in new oak.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2020Le GayBT2 \ 024900.001295/97 NM2410097.0095.00Gay0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2020 Le Gay needs a little coaxing from the glass, but responds with blackberry, bilberry, pressed iris and subtle brine scents that gain intensity with aeration; the oak is very well integrated. The medium-bodied palate features fine, grainy tannins and beautiful, very pure black fruit tinged with licorice. Superb delineation toward the finish, which fans out with style. This is a wonderful Pomerol, Le Gay fulfilling its potential as one of Pomerol’s dark horses. Superb. 2024 - 2050

95/97
Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2021

This is a young red with great intensity and vision that starts off slowly and builds with energy and verve. It’s so minerally with salty, chalky and spice undertones to the cool and vibrant, purple and subtle-fruit flavors. The tannins are wonderfully toned and polished and build on the palate to deliver something very special.

98/99
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2021

Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Le Gay erupts from the glass with scents of molten licorice and dark chocolate, giving way to a tantalizing core of baked black cherries, prunes and blackberry preserves, plus a hint of cardamom. The full-bodied palate is rich and decadent, featuring layers of black fruits and exotic spices with a firm yet velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length. A hedonic powerhouse! Drink 2025-2048.

94/96+
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (79), May 2021

Careful and seductive oaking, this develops and builds in power and finesse over the palate, and is a seriously enjoyable Pomerol, just packed full of appellation typicity. A yield of 35hl/ha, vinified in new oak barrels, and will stay in barrel for 18 months.

Drinking Window 2028 - 2042

94
Jane Anson, Decanter.com, May 2021
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