- Château Gazin
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2017 - 2040
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, April 2006,
Dense and rich with dark chocolate and cherry notes, the full-bodied 2005 is an alluring wine that is fleshy and highly structured. Produced from 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. Drink 2012 - 2025+.
Robert Parker, June 2015,
The 2005 Gazin is a big, masculine, full-throttle Pomerol that comes closer to the style of a Pauillac than some of the other Pomerols. Nevertheless, this wine is locked and loaded, with an inky plum/purple color, stunning concentration, a boatload of tannin, and unlimited upside potential. Sweet cassis, plum, vanilla and truffle notes are followed by a dense, deep, profound wine with blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, high extraction, and a multi-layered texture. This is a long distance runner, even for a 2005, and probably won’t even be close to full maturity for another decade. It should easily last 30 or more years.
Robert Parker, April 2008,
An exuberant, sweet bouquet of caramelized black cherries and currants interwoven with tapenade, toasty oak, earth, and truffles soars from the glass of this dark purple-hued 2005. It is a rich, concentrated, full-bodied, impressive effort displaying well-integrated wood and unobtrusive acidity. This is the finest Gazin since the brilliant 2001. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.
Robert Parker, April 2007,
Gazin is typically oaky, tannic, and backward in its youth, but the 2005 is more open-knit and not as aggressively woody. It possesses an impressive color as well as a moderately intense nose of black cherries, berries, caramel, subtle pain grille, roasted herbs, and black and red fruits. Medium-bodied, elegant, and pure, it should be at its finest between 2013-2025. P.S. I should note that three separate samples were slightly different in quality, two of which were better than this numerical score suggests. The ultimate truth won't be known until the wine comes out in bottle, butI believe it will correspond to this review. Drink 2013-2025
Robert Parker, April 2006,
Gazins superb 2005 is equal to their brilliant 2001. Its dense purple color is accompanied by sweet plum, cherry, and cassis fruit, a touch of pain grille, full body, sweet tannin, and a persistent, 45-second finish. This beauty will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and last for two decades or more. Drink: 2010 - 2026.
Jancis Robinson, April 06,
Blueish crimson. Quite 'pointed' and thick and fairly heavily extracted but there is good terroir evident in here. Very lively and racy and exuberant. Drink 2014-22.
Wine Spectator, April 2006,
Aromas of berry, toasted oak and coffee. Full-bodied, round and velvety. Lots of fruit. Chewy. Could move up a notch.
If one were to choose one château in all of Bordeaux to live in, this might well be the one. Beautifully serene with soft hues and stone walls, it is inviting and warm. Unfortunately, we were only invited to taste, so our residential fantasies soon had to fade into the morning mist.
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.