2015 Chateau Gazin
By Chateau Gazin
2015 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux
The revered terroirs of Pomerol have been the cradle for many a distinguished wine, but it is in the 2015 vintage that Chateau Gazin solidifies its standing among connoisseurs. Graced with a season marked by warmth and measured rainfall, the year yielded grapes that offer depth and complexity. Engage yourself with a bottle of 2015 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin, a jewel in the crown of Bordeaux.
A Vintage Eloquent of the Pedigree
As one unfolds the layers of the 2015 Chateau Gazin, the initial notes of ripe plum and black cherry leap forth, immediately asserting this vintage's presence. A closer engagement reveals an underlying structure of fine-grained tannins, an entourage elegantly framing this bold fruit composition. A well-poised acidity ensures that the taste lingers, suggesting a longevity that astute collectors value highly.
Terrain and Temperament: Pomerol's Pride
In any review of such a noble specimen, one must pay homage to the celebrated terroirs of Pomerol. The composition of gravel and clay beneath Chateau Gazin's vines facilitates a harmony between moisture retention and drainage—a serendipitous entente cordiale pivotal in sculpting the concentrated flavours and aromatic finesse evident in each glass of the 2015 vintage.
The temperamental shifts throughout 2015 bestowed a generous ripening period upon the grapes—a boon for winemakers seeking opulence balanced by freshness. The resulting wine is a symphony; dark, berried fruit tones juxtaposed with subtle hints of truffle and cocoa courtesy of judicious oak ageing.
An Unforgettable Effusion for Investment Pleasure
For those who invest not only in fine wine but in memorable moments, the 2015 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin is a resplendent choice. Remaining true to Pomerol’s laudable heritage yet exemplary of 2015's unique character, this wine is primed to enchant palates now or reward patience if cellared. This embodiment of vinous artistry encapsulates my contemplations: it stands as a testimony to both nature's largesse and human talent, destined to evolve into an even more captivating narrative with time.
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Scores and tasting notes
I can’t remember tasting a better vintage of Gazin at this age. Exceeding my expectations, this is a lovely, harmonious, well balanced blend. This carries its 14.5% alcohol with ease, thanks to the succulent black fruits balanced by acidity and minerality. Drink: 2022-30
Tim Atkin - timatkin.com
The 2015 Gazin has a perfumed bouquet with layers of black cherry, raspberry coulis and truffle scents, more welcoming and sensual than the wines a decade ago from barrel when they intermittently felt under-ripe. There is none of that here for sure. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit on the entry. There is excellent structure here, a masculine Gazin with plenty of grip, counterbalanced by abundant tertiary, tobacco-tinged black fruit. There is real salinity towards the finish, completing a superb wine by Nicolas de Bailliencourt and his team. Do not overlook this Pomerol. It is one of the subtler expressions of the 2015 vintage and one that I am sure will develop beautifully in cask.
Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
Ripe, rounded and inviting in feel, with a red licorice frame around a core of plum sauce and cherry preserves. A touch of alder peeks out on the finish, as this has yet to digest the oak, but the pieces are in place for a rock-solid Pomerol.—J.M.
Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Gazin is scented of baked plums, Christmas cake, mincemeat and plum preserves with hints of chocolate box, coffee, tapenade and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied with mouth-filling baked berries and savory layers, it has firm, chewy tannins and a long finish.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 2018
Bright crimson. Appetising and savoury on the nose. Much drier than most Pomerols. Racy and mineral.
Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com