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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Chateau Gazin  2003
Chateau Gazin 2003
(search item no. 101721)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2014 Decanter rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Château GAZIN wines are a very typical product of the Pomerol terroir.

Their lavish richness offers a wide aromatic range of black and red fruits which harmonises with their intense purple or garnet color.

They also frequently offer hints of mint, plum, chocolate, coffee or liquorice, a bouquet of almond, toast, tobacco and vanilla.

Maturity gives them a nose of spices, truffles, undergrowth and gamey scents : fur, leather...

Their taste is characterised by their silky tannins, their balance and concentration, enhanced by a delicate oaky note.

Feminine and delightful due to the dominance of the Merlot, Château GAZIN wines can be drunk young or after ageing for 10 -15 years or more.

They make an excellent accompaniment to white and red meats and game, as well as to almond, caramel, vanilla and red fruits desserts.

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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.