- Château Gazin
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2025 - 2037
- Case size
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Goedhuis, April 2018,
Ch Gazin is one of the larger estates of Pomerol at 24 hectares. It often flies under the radar during the campaign but consistently delivers the star qualities of Pomerol at a fair price. The 2017 displays juicy rich fruit on the nose. There is an appealing tension between lightly puckering tannins and fresh acidity. A little more time before bottling will help the wine broaden and find its balance.
Neal Martin, April 2018,
The 2017 Gazin has a very classic Pomerol bouquet with black brambly fruit infused with black truffle and subtle raspberry confit notes. Then, as it opens, there are loamy aromas that lend more complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin and a fine bead of acidity. There is a slightly powdery texture, feeling quite saline. White pepper and fennel notes become more conspicuous towards the finish. Just a classic Gazin from proprietor Nicolas de Bailliencourt and his team. 2022 - 2045
Antonio Galloni, April 2018,
The 2017 Gazin is lush, sensual and enveloping, with lovely palate presence and tons of pure class. Bright floral notes perk up the red berry fruit in a seductive, open-knit Pomerol that captures the best the vintage has to offer. In 2017 Gazin is quite giving today, but also has a good bit of freshness and aromatic nuance that should allow it to develop nicely for years to come. Tasted three times.
Wine Advocate, April 2018,
The 2017 Gazin is medium to deep garnet-purple colored and scented of warm red plums and black forest cake with touches of forest floor and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, soft, rounded and mouth-filling, it gives good expression and depth.
James Suckling, April 2018,
A dense and flavorful red already with dark-berry, seaweed and wet-earth undertones. Full body and round and chewy tannins. Green olives on the finish. Serious for the vintage.
Matthew Jukes, April 2018,
Concentrated and with fine detail, this is a well-balanced wine with a lot of power and attack on the nose and palate. The oak seems quite dominant at the moment but this will melt away, but the fruit is full and ripe and there is some considerable detail in terms of red and black flavour complexity. Long and savoury, but not too dry, this is a lovely Gazin.
Jancis Robinson, April 2018,
Deep crimson. A little meaty on the nose, but with a definite graphite note and sweet black plum. Firm and dry but the fruit is there for a balanced whole. Persistent, too. (JH) Drink 2024-2032
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.