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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Chateau Gazin  2001
Chateau Gazin 2001
(search item no. 76113)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"A sleeper of the vintage, and possibly the finest Gazin I have ever tasted, the 2001 reveals the best integratino of oak at this property in many years. An opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a glorious bouquet of burning embers, roasted meats, espresso, and sweet plum and blackberry fruit... this full-bodied, impressive effort represents a breakthrough for Gazin."
-Wine Advocate

Château Gazin wines are a very typical product of the gravelly-clay soil of the Pomerol high terraces.

From an early age their lavish richness offers a wide aromatic range of black and red fruits (cherries, morello cherries, red currants, raspberries, blackberries, black currants) which harmonizes with their intense purple or garnet color.

They also frequently offer hints of mint, plum, chocolate, coffee or liquorice, and a bouquet of almond, toast, tobacco and vanilla. Maturity gives them a nose of spices, truffles, undergrowth and gamey scents : fur, leather, etc. Their taste is characterized by their silky tannins, their balance and concentration, enhanced by a delicate oaky note.

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About Chateau Gazin:

The Château GAZIN vineyards cover 64.2 acres in a single lot, with 56.8 acres under vines, located on the renowned clay-gravel plateau of Pomerol. The estate can produce up to 100,000 bottles a year. A second AOC Pomerol wine "l’Hospitalet de Gazin", was created in 1986 in order to reserve the best of the harvest for Château GAZIN.

The grapes are fermented in small cement vats. The wine is aged for 18 months in oak barrels (50% new) according to the Bordeaux tradition: malolactic fermentation in casks, rackings to separate the fine wine from the lees, fining with egg whites and, if necessary, light filtration.