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    3
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Feminine and seductive, due to the dominance of the Merlot, Château GAZIN's wines can be enjoyed after a few years in the bottle, but usually they are worth laying down for fifteen, twenty years or more. Their sumptuous generosity offers a wide aromatic range of red and black fruit which harmonizes with their intense crimson or garnet red colour. They typically offer hints of plum, chocolate, coffee or liquorice, with aromas of almonds, toast, tobacco and vanilla, and a minty freshness.

With maturity they develop a spicy nose, with a hint of truffles, notes of undergrowth, game, fur and leather…

 

The harvests are carried out by hand, as each plot reaches perfect ripeness. The grapes undergo an initial sorting in the vineyard, carried out by the pickers. 

Two further sorting stages take place in the vat room, before and after removal of the stalks, to optimize the quality of the fruit.

Alcoholic fermentation takes place in small concrete vats, separated by grape variety and plot, the juice and skins are then left to macerate for two to three weeks. 

The free-run wine is then drawn off and kept separate from the wine obtained by pressing the residue ("marc"). The second fermentation, or malolactic fermentation, is then carried out, each grape variety being kept separate, either in barrels or vats, depending on the quality of the batches.The wines are then transferred to oak barrels (50% new barrels).

They mature for eighteen months, during which the wines are progressively blended during meticulous rackings approximately every three months.

The contact with the fine lees and the oak tannins gradually adds structure and complexity, enabling the production of wines that can be laid down and that will improve over time.he estate can produce up to 100,000 bottles.

A second wine, an AOP Pomerol, l'Hospitalet de Gazin, was created in 1986 so that Château GAZIN could be made with only the best grapes from each harvest.After being bottled and placed in wooden cases on the property, the wine is distributed all over the world by wine merchants in Bordeaux. 86% of Château GAZIN's production is sold to wine lovers outside of France.

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Tasting note

color

Medium

ending

Medium and Spicy

flavors

Vanilla, Plum, Violet, Meaty and Port-like

nose

Pure, Fresh and Ripe

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Balanced and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sophisticated and Fine

Written Notes

Medium deep colour. Fresh red cherry, red plum, inky aromas. Well concentrated slinky textured wine with plentiful red fruits, chalky tannins and savoury oak complexity, Finishes graphite firm and minerally. Very elegant style with attractive aromatic complexity and fine boned structure. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 93 points

  • 93p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant and persistent nose with succulent fruit, elderberries and blackberries, black cherries. Elegant toasting aroma and hints of mild spices. On the palate ripe tannins, sweet fruit and excellent length, fine toasting flavour in the background. 94

  • 94p

Ruby. Scented, fruity, fresh, minerals, pure blueberries nose, elegant and seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, the purity of expression is captivating, lively, bright blueberries, spices, gorgeous fruit, stunning. Best Gazin ever made. 95-97

  • 96p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is medium. On the nose it is pure, fresh, ripe and rich. The taste is with medium tannin, with silky tannins, and average in acidity and with balanced structure. On the palate it is layered and has violet, plum, port-like, vanilla and meaty flavours. The finish is medium long and spicy. This wine is sophisticated and fine.
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  • 95p

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Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

L' Hospitalet de Gazin

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