1990 Chateau Gazin
By Chateau Gazin
1990 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux
The esteemed 1990 vintage stands as a paragon within the rich tapestry of Bordeaux's winemaking history. This remarkable year shines luminously for connoisseurs and investors alike; it is my pleasure to delve into the specific qualities of the 1990 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin.
Exceptional Clime, Extraordinary Wine
Thirty years thence, the memory of 1990 in Pomerol resonates with a year of generous sunshine and a dash of serendipity. An early, rapid bloom coupled with an enduring summer granted grapes exceptional maturity—a serenade of climate leading to wines with impeccable balance. The 1990 Chateau Gazin encapsulates this climatic bounty, presenting investors with an opportunity to hold not just a bottle but a piece of Bordeaux's natural alchemy.
Tasting Notes: A Vintage to Remember
In my latest tasting, the 1990 Chateau Gazin exuded a bouquet matured to perfection—layers of black cherry, truffle, and a hint of leather ensnaring the senses. The palate was equally seductive, featuring plush tannins and merlot's quintessential plum flavours nestled alongside fig and tobacco subtleties. These refined notes have emerged triumphantly during its evolution in bottle, an affirmation of Gazin’s timeless terroir craftwork.
The investment aspect transcends mere appreciation; fine wine investors are often astute in recognising the worth of such distinguished vintages. With its storied provenance and ageing so gracefully, 1990 Chateau Gazin is nothing short of a vinous treasure.
A Chronicle of Elegance: Summary
For those with an inclination towards excellence in viticulture and vinification, the 1990 Chateau Gazin from Pomerol stands as an august emblem of nature's largesse. It is a paramount choice for collectors seeking the harmonious fusion of sublime quality and prescient investment.
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Scores and tasting notes
The 1990 Château Gazin is another fully mature wine from this Pomerol estate that stands as a testament to the quality of its terroir, though it is not without fault. Initially the bouquet is fruitier and purer than the 1989, but after 20 or 30 minutes it seems to run out of steam and turn a little acetic. The palate is well balanced with iodine and dark cherries on the entry, borrowing some of the cloves from the previous vintage with a satisfying fleshy finish. It continues to drink well after 26 years, although I feel that the 1989 is made of stronger stuff. It's a great Gazin that might well be just two or three years past its prime; therefore, larger formats excepting, pop the cork today—not tomorrow. Tasted January 2016.
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 July 2016