Château-Gazin Pomerol 2010

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Planted to 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, Château Gazin's vines have an average age of 40+ years. The estate is ideally situated behind the illustrious Château Petrus, and also has a second label Pomerol, l'Hospitalet de Gazin, which utilizes younger vines and maintains the integrity of the first label here. The grapes are picked at optimal ripeness and the wine is aged in casks (60% new) for about eighteen months, during which it gains in clarity and finesse, and is racked every three months and fined with egg whites.
The Château Gazin vineyards were actually once part of the famous Knights of Saint-John of Jerusalem property, giving the estate lots of history. Concerning the origin of the name Gazin, it has been said that it could have been derived from "casa", meaning house. This hypothesis, "casa" (house or inn - cf. the Monte Cassino monastery in Italy) supports the idea that Gazin could be the remains of the "Poumeyrols Hospital" built by the Knights in 1288.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Château-Gazin
  • wa93-95

Wine AdvocateAnother remarkable effort from Gazin, the big, powerful, dense 2010 boasts an opaque purple color along with loads of black currant and kirsch-like fruit intermixed with licorice, caramel, mocha and toasty oak. This seriously endowed, broodingly backward cuvee requires 6-8 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades or more.

Robert Parker, May 2011
  • ws92-95

Wine SpectatorThis sports some power, with dark fig, plum and blackberry fruit, but still stays silky, with perfumy black tea gliding in on the finish. A lacing of iron shows some strength as well.

James Molesworth, 2011