Château-La-Fleur-de-Gay Pomerol 2009


SKU 12454


This luxury cuvée composed of 100% Merlot hails from a 7 1/2 acre vineyard boasting old vines averaging 45+ years. Situated between Pétrus and Vieux-Château-Certan, La Fleur de Gay is part of Dr. Alain Raynaud's better-known estate, La Croix de Gay. Aged in 100% new oak, this wine is characterized by ultra ripeness, opulence and velvety texture. Parker raves, 'and it can be one of the most exciting Pomerols in the best vintages.'
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Château-La-Fleur-de-Gay
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateAs always, there is an elegance to the La Fleur de Gay, but the tell-tale flowery, raspberry jam, and blueberry pie notes jump from the glass along with hints of graphite and truffle. Deep, rich, full-bodied and textured, with sweet tannin and a stunning elegance and purity, this beauty that can be approached now or cellared for 20-25 years. From a property now run completely by Chantal Lebreton since her brother, Dr. Alain Raynaud, sold all his interests, this wine, which boasts Michel Rolland as the consultant, comes from the very choice, 7.5-acre parcels of the larger Le Croix de Gay vineyard. The average age of the vines is 35 years and the blend is relatively simple – 100% Merlot, aged mostly in new oak. The alcohol here is just over 14.5%.

Robert Parker, December 22, 2011
  • ws90-93

Wine SpectatorPlum and dark berries, with coffee. Full-bodied and very extracted. Big and powerful. May be a little overdone, but let's see. Barrel tasting.

James Suckling, 2010