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2019 Chateau le Gay

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2019 Chateau le Gay from Chateau Le Gay, Pomerol, Bordeaux

In the mosaic of Bordeaux's vintages, the 2019 Chateau le Gay from Chateau Le Gay emerges with a composition befitting the storied terroir of Pomerol. This vintage encapsulates the quintessence of its pedigree amidst a year noted for its balancing act between opulence and structure.

 

Refinement in a Complex Vintage

The growing season of 2019 was marked by contrasts, with heat and drought followed by crucial replenishing rains. This climatic tapestry has been masterfully woven into the fabric of the 2019 Chateau le Gay, offering both concentration and freshness - a testament to the estate's deft touch in viticulture and vinification.

Discerning palates will bask in its vivid layers: a core of dark fruit laced with whispers of truffle and violets. The oak's subtle embrace enhances the bouquet without overpowering, ensuring each sip divulges further secrets of this complex vintage.

 

A Harmonious Investment

A connoisseur’s delight and investor’s compass point, the 2019 Chateau le Gay is poised for a splendid evolution. Its inherent balance prognosticates gracefully unfurling nuances over time, suggesting a wine investment with considerable promise.

The silken tannins present a scaffolding poised to uphold the wine as it marches confidently into maturity. Echoing the noble heritage of Pomerol while articulating the distinctive voice of 2019, this release from Chateau Le Gay stands as one of contemplation – immense now, yet rife with futures unfolding.

For those seeking to diversify their portfolio with Pomerol's finest while welcoming a vintage that encapsulates both age-worthy potential and present enjoyment, the 2019 Chateau le Gay from Chateau Le Gay represents a judicious addition, certain to augment any collection with its variegated expressions through the ages.

Current market price

$1,370.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

58.57

Scores and tasting notes

93-95

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Le Gay springs forth with exuberant scents of crushed black cherries, warm blueberries and boysenberries with nuances of cedar chest, Indian spices, licorice and chargrill. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of ripe black fruits and loads of spicy sparks, framed by plush tannins and well-knit freshness, finishing long and decadent.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

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