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2009 Chateau GazinMerlot from France

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  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
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Ratings:

96

Very dark, spicy and mysterious, this is a concentrated and graceful Pomerol that shows what was possible in this vintage if everything was done right. The stunningly fine tannins drive the very long subtle finish. Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019)

96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A big, powerful, masculine Pomerol with a style not dissimilar from Le Gay, the dense purple-colored 2009 Gazin exhibits black currant, black cherry liqueur, coffee, roasted herb, an exotic Asian spice component, vanillin, creme caramel and toasty oak in its aromatics and flavors. From a vineyard near Petrus, Le Gay and La Fleur Petrus, it is full-bodied with licorice, earth, truffle and creme de cassis in the mouth. Give this powerful, backward 2009 an additional 6-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades.

95 Neal Martin - Vinous Media

The 2009 Gazin has a very concentrated, high-toned bouquet with Merlot firmly in the driving seat, a mixture of black and blue fruit. The palate is rounded on the entry with supple tannin, succulent and glossy in style with macerated black cherries and salted liquorice towards the finish. This needs another year or two in the glass. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.

Product Detail

Item # 137714
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pomerol
Ratings

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

Vintage 2009
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather