2009 le Gay

Chateau Le Gay

94Average Score
flagBordeaux / France

Tiny yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare and a final blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc have produced an enormously concentrated, black/purple-colored wine exhibiting notes of roasted meats, smoked game, blackberries, coffee, incense and forest floor. This distinctive, large-scaled, viscous, thick Pomerol may be as concentrated as some of this estate’s all-time classics (1947 and 1950). I am puzzled by why I could not see this a few years ago. In any event, this is one of the most profound Le Gay’s ever produced. Forget it for at least a decade and drink it over the following half century. ||Wow! Did I underestimate this wine from barrel! I remember when tasting it at that time, Michel Rolland, who consults at this property, told me he thought it was the best they have made to date. After having it three times from barrel, I could not see that. However, cask aging has certainly been beneficial to this masculine, backward wine. From bottle, the 2009 Le Gay is remarkable. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

Robert Parker    Score: 96/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace£1,640.00
Bts-0 Immediate | 15 Marketplace£139.00
Mags-0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace£274.00
3L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£561.00
6x75cl-0 Immediate | 18 Marketplace£823.00
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