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Gazin 2022

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

This property is wonderfully situated, right next door to Pétrus on the Pomerol plateau. The vineyard is planted with 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Classic traditional Pomerols are produced here and en primeur prices are usually reasonable.

The 2022 is 93% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 3.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.3% alcohol. 65,000 bottles.

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Tasting Notes

Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, licorice, cherries and spices, the 2022 Gazin is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with excellent depth at the core, sweet tannins and a long, expansive finish. Despite the drought, the vineyards performed better in 2022 than in 2020 at this address, and the result is one of the better vintages for Gazin in recent years.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate (266), April 2023

There is a real savoury tone to this wine, offering cured meat, dried flowers and cumin. On the palate there is impressive polish to the fine-grained, ripe tannins. Here, the fruit shines in waves of plums and red cherries. Finishing with a lightly chewy texture, this is a well-made Giscours with a blend of succulence and bite.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, April 2023

A very juicy and nicely chewy young red with black berry, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with integrated tannins and a fresh and persistent finish.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2023

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 Gazin bursts with energetic note of wild blueberries, black raspberries, and plum preserves, leading to nuances of violets and star anise. The full-bodied palate has impressive harmony, with velvety tannins and just enough freshness to match the generous fruit, finishing long and fragrant.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023

A serious Pomerol even in the lightest of vintages, so it really can relax into its natural character in 2022. Strict tannins, but that is often the case for this wine, relaxing into liqourice, cocoa bean, espresso, rosemary, underbrush, slightly drying on the finish, but this has a ton of impact, it has all the elements for ageing, an impressive wine.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, May 2023

93% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cask sample.
Deep purplish crimson. Similar dried-herbs notes to La Croix de Gay. And much less sweetness on the palate than some of its peers. Perhaps it will blossom into something distinctively special but for the moment it looks a little ungenerous compared with other 2022 Pomerols. Rather tough tannins here in abundance.
Drink 2029– 2043

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2023
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