2015 Gazin

Gazin

93Average Score
Red
2020-2050
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£539.00
6x75cl
-
1 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
£270.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Drinking window
2020-2050
Critic Notes

I can’t remember tasting a better vintage of Gazin at this age. Exceeding my expectations, this is a lovely, harmonious, well balanced blend. This carries its 14.5% alcohol with ease, thanks to the succulent black fruits balanced by acidity and minerality. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2030

Score: 96-/100Tim AtkinDrinking Window: 2022-2030

The 2015 Gazin has a perfumed bouquet with layers of black cherry, raspberry coulis and truffle scents, more welcoming and sensual than the wines a decade ago from barrel when they intermittently felt under-ripe. There is none of that here for sure. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit on the entry. There is excellent structure here, a masculine Gazin with plenty of grip, counterbalanced by abundant tertiary, tobacco-tinged black fruit. There is real salinity towards the finish, completing a superb wine by Nicolas de Bailliencourt and his team. Do not overlook this Pomerol. It is one of the subtler expressions of the 2015 vintage and one that I am sure will develop beautifully in cask. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2050

Score: 94-96/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2020-2050

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Gazin is scented of baked plums, Christmas cake, mincemeat and plum preserves with hints of chocolate box, coffee, tapenade and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied with mouth-filling baked berries and savory layers, it has firm, chewy tannins and a long finish. Feb 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 93-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Ripe, rounded and inviting in feel, with a red licorice frame around a core of plum sauce and cherry preserves. A touch of alder peeks out on the finish, as this has yet to digest the oak, but the pieces are in place for a rock-solid Pomerol. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

Score: 91-94/100Wine Spectator

Maintaining great consistency these days. Big, bold and succulent with an impressive depth of ripe fruit and tannins. Rich but balanced. A reliable purchase. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2022-2037

Score: 92-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2022-2037

Bright crimson. Appetising and savoury on the nose. Much drier than most Pomerols. Racy and mineral. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2040

Score: 17-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2024-2040

The 2015 Gazin is dark, fleshy and wonderfully expressive. Mocha, bittersweet chocolate and a host of ripe dark fruit, along with the wine's contours, give the 2015 much of its sumptuous personality. This is a decidedly plush, extracted style, but all the elements are nicely balanced throughout. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 89-92/100Antonio Galloni
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Cotes de Blaye
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2050
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Cotes de Blaye
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2050
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