2019 Château Gazin: £630 IB per dozenTuesday, June 30
Château Gazin shares the Pomerol Plateau with the likes of Petrus, Evangile, La Conseillante and Vieux Chateau Certan. Rich in the famous Günzian gravels and blue and green clay which these estates are famous for, Gazin's 26 hectares are planted with 90% Merlot and just 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Nicolas de Bailliencourt's family have owned Gazin since the turn of the century and the impression given by both the estate and the wine is of an understated class and sincerity, with the wine built for the long term.
2019 Château Gazin, Pomerol
"The 2019 Château Gazin checks in as 89% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Cabernet Franc. I'm not sure it's going to match the 2018, but it's certainly not far off and has a wonderful mix of freshness, richness, and complexity that's the hallmark of this great vintage. Lots of ripe red and black fruits, tobacco, mocha, and spring flower notes all emerge from the glass, and it's beautifully balanced, building nicely with time in the glass, and just has everything in the right places. This gorgeous Pomerol in the making will be accessible in its youth and drink brilliantly for 15-20 years. 94-96 points." Jeb Dunnock, Jun 2020
"The 2019 Gazin is tightly wound at first and needs coaxing from the glass. Broody dark berry fruit, truffle and smoke eventually emerge, flanked by a discrete marine influence. The palate is very promising with saturated tannins that belie the structure of this Pomerol. The freshness is very impressive, lighting up the senses. The finish is imbued with wonderful tension and traces of iron on the aftertaste. Quintessentially Gazin, this is a superb wine. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
£630 IB per dozen
Offered en primeur, ex-chateau, due to land in the UK in Spring 2022. Priced in bond, excluding UK duty, VAT and onward delivery, payable at the prevailing rate on release from bond. Stock subject to availability, E&OE.