Chateau Gazin (Futures Pre-sale) 2011
Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"Still quite primal, with fleshy plum skin, warm raspberry confiture and dark roasted woodspice notes still wrestling a bit with each other. A bit thick on the finish as this seems to have aimed for extraction; it will need to develop some finesse during the élevage for balance.
Barrel Sample: 89-92 Points"
"Gazin is normally a big, backstrapping Pomerol as its vineyard sits between Lafleur and Petrus. However, the 2011 is a softer, more gentle effort with a deep plum/purple color and a sweet bouquet of balsam wood, damp earth, black cherry jam, licorice and a hint of tomato skin. Medium to full-bodied and deep, this Gazin is closed and slightly unformed. I suspect there is more to this wine than it revealed on the several occasions I tasted it. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
Barrel Sample: 88-91+ Points"
The Wine Advocate
"This firmly tannic wine has a dry character that lays over lighter fruits. With soft spice and some sweetness, this wine is developing already.
Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points"
"Good medium-deep red. Blackcurrant, plum, smoke, iron and mint on the nuanced nose. Juicy, bright and penetrating, with nicely delineated flavors of plum, minerals and lead pencil. Finishes with firm, dusty tannins and a lingering note of blackcurrant. This will need time.
Barrel Sample: 87-90 Points"
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The grapes are fermented in small cement vats....
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