Chateau Gazin 2017 750ml
Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
JD92-95 JS94 WE94 WA93 WS93 JR16+
Jeb Dunnuck 92-95
One of the more sexy, opulent wines in the vintage is the 2017 Château Gazin, which comes close to the estate's smoking good 2015. Ripe black cherries, currants, spice box and incense notes all give way to a medium to full-bodied, plump, beautifully textured Pomerol that has sweet tannin and a great finish. It should hit the ground running and keep for 15 years or more.
James Suckling 94
Blueberry and plum aromas here with some flowers and hot stones, too. Complex. Medium body. Juicy fruit in the center palate. Soft, refined tannins and fresh acidity. Lovely complexity and focus.
Wine Enthusiast 94
Juicy and fruity, this wine is hiding its richness at this stage. But it will be a concentrated wine boasting great fruitiness.
Wine Advocate 93
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Gazin has a beautifully fragrant nose of potpourri, chocolate-covered cherries and spiced mulberries with a core of warm plums and cherry cordial plus a waft of wild blueberries. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and earthy.
Jancis Robinson 16+
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.