1995 Chateau Gazin
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1995 Château Gazin from Château Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
In the pantheon of illustrious Bordeaux vintages, the 1995 Château Gazin from Château Gazin has etched a distinctive standing with an allure that calls to a vintner's pursuit of perfection. This particular offering from the esteemed right bank territory brings forth the essence of Pomerol’s terroir, captured in a year that the Bordelais whisper about with great reverence.
An Exemplary Vintage: The '95 Distinction
The mid-nineties were a period where Mother Nature seemed to favour Pomerol, handing its caretakers a canvas to craft masterworks. The 1995 vintage was defined by a balanced season; timely rains and an idyllic summer set a stage worthy of Shakespearean drama for the Merlot-led blend of Château Gazin. These climatic symphonies resound in each glass poured, narrating tales of meticulously nurtured vines.
Taking a moment to appreciate the complexity of the 1995 Château Gazin reveals layers of rich, dark fruit laced with an earthy minerality - a hallmark of profound Pomerol pedigree. Hints of plum dance alongside truffles and cigar box aromas yielding to suitably resolved tannins that offer depth without overwhelming the senses.
Unfolding Maturity: The Investment Perspective
This noble expression of Pomerol presents an optimal choice for fine wine investors, approaching its plateau of maturity with grace and finesse. Through a fascinating evolutionary trajectory that appeases both collector and connoisseur alike, 1995 Château Gazin promises continued allure. Its prestige is encoded within its provenance and its estate's unwavering commitment to excellence makes it a valuable addition to any discerning portfolio.
With every swirl, sniff, and sip, the enigmatic qualities of 1995 Château Gazin express a story woven by time itself. This is more than mere nectar—it is historical script encrypted in liquid form. One savours not only a fine Pomerol but also encapsulates an exceptional year within Bordeaux's vibrant tapestry.
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Scores and tasting notes
This deep ruby/purple-colored wine has shut down following bottling, and while it hints at some of its exotic grilled herb and meat-like character, the reluctant nose reveals primarily new oak, smoke, spice, and background jammy fruit. On the palate, the wine is deep, medium to full-bodied, refined, and except for some noticeably hard tannin in the finish, relatively seamless. This expansively-flavored wine offers plenty of spice, new oak, fruit, and depth. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2018. This chateau has made an impressive rebound, which is good news as it is one of Pomerol's largest estates, with the potential to produce 10,000 cases, although in most recent vintages nearly 40% of the harvest has been deemed insufficient to be bottled under the Gazin label.
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 February 1998