2010 le Gay



2010 Chateau Le Gay, a 99 point Pomerol from one of the all-time great vintages, is a superb addition to any cellar. “A tiny gem of a property”, Le Gay make only 1,300 cases or so in an average vintage. This is a miniscule amount that means very few people will have the opportunity to take Le Gay’s phenomenal wine into the cellar, and in a vintage as great as 2010, it will rapidly disappear from the market long before its peak drinking window is reached.

 

What little there is left to buy of the 2010 is, however, worth the effort to seek out. It achieved a near flawless 99 points and “hits the palate with power, richness and purity“ (Parker) – all the hallmarks of great Bordeaux.

Size Availability? price? Qty
£1,850.00
£156.00
£309.00

Average critic rating : 94.92 points

99

99

The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even better than my wildly enthusiastic tasting notes from barrel might have predicted. Inky opaque purple, and presenting a formidable and foreboding nose of camphor, black truffles, graphite, blueberries and blackberries as well as hints of smoked meats and floral nuances. Just about everything seems to be present in this smorgasbord of aromatics delights. The wine hits the palate with power, richness and purity, full-bodied texture, and enormous intensity. The final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring, based on its masculinity and structure, and should easily eclipse 20-40 years in a good cellar. ||This tiny gem of a property has been pushing the quality envelope aggressively since it was purchased by proprietress Catherine Pere-Verge in 2004, and it has hit pay dirt in 2010. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

97

97

"Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Chateau Le Gay is one of the best wines of 2010, a testament to the late Catherine Pere-Verge. It is very elegant with beautifully interwoven oak furnishing the seamless aromatic profile: pure blackberry and raspberry fruit mixed with a little truffle and tobacco developing later. The palate is medium-bodied with an understated entry. It feels devastatingly silky and smooth in the mouth with well judged acidity and a pure, sensual lilting finish that knows that it does not have to try that hard. Tasted January 2014."

94

94

"Feminine violet nose with beautiful polished purple fruit, vanilla and some Seville orange. Dense and full-bodied on the palate with dancing acidity and soft fine tannins. Very pleasant already now. So delicious. Give it time. Try after 2016."

95

95

"Features a gorgeous, velvety mouthfeel, offering layer upon layer of crushed plum, warm linzer torte, steeped blackberry and anise notes, lined with black tea and well-singed wood spice notes. A beautiful combination of weight and grace, boasting a long, mineral-tinged finish that lets the fruit drip luxuriously. A real showstopper. Best from 2015 through 2030. –JM"

17

17

Mid crimson. Extreme limit of ripeness. With attractive sweetness and freshness. Racy and polished. There is definitely enough freshness to keep this appetising. Unctuous with a strong line of terroir chew. Long. Another sample tasted open not blind seemed a little bit thick and Argentine but I hereby give it the beneft of the doubt. jancisrobinson.com

17.5

17.5

Reserved aromatically but palate elegant. Purity of fruit, balancing acidity and fine, ripe tannins. Drink 2017-2028. James Lawther, decanter.com



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le Gay 2010
+£888.00     (+92.31%) Latest price:  £1,850.00
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