2016 Chateau Gazin
By Chateau Gazin
2016 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux
In the illustrious tapestry of Bordeaux's vintages, the 2016 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin distinguishes itself with a particular poise that commands attention. As a connoisseur of fine Bordeaux wine, it is a vintage that has charmed my senses and convinced me of its splendour as a noteworthy investment-worthy bottle.
A Resplendent Year for Pomerol
The 2016 vintage in Pomerol was characterised by a growing season that saw an ideal balance of warm days and cool nights. This serendipitous dance between the elements gifted the grapes with optimal ripeness while preserving their esteemed acidity – a harmony which is delightfully echoed in the glass. It is this extraordinary confluence of climatic conditions that has propelled the 2016 Chateau Gazin to emerge as one of the most balanced offerings from this reputable estate.
A Tapestry of Taste
One is immediately greeted with an aromatic alliance of black cherries and truffles when approaching the 2016 Chateau Gazin. Yet, it is in the tasting where this offering from Chateau Gazin truly transcends. The palate unravels layers of lush plums and subtle cocoa, stitched together with fine-grained tannins and an undercurrent of earthy minerality. The 2016 vintage reveals a tailored structure that promises longevity, ensuring its place in any discerning investor’s cellar.
An Investment in Liquid Elegance
For those looking to enrich their portfolio with a Bordeaux of both pedigree and promise, the 2016 Chateau Gazin represents a compelling proposition. It stands as a paragon of Pomerol’s ability to produce wines that can captivate immediately yet evolve gracefully over time. Its precise blend of fruit, acidity, and tannic poise positions it uniquely within the investment landscape, where it is sure to mature into a wine of even more profound complexity.
As we turn our gaze towards the future, we anticipate the ascension of the 2016 Chateau Gazin's value as its qualities continue to unfurl. Patience will be rewarded magnificently for collectors who allow this wine to reach its apogee. I have no hesitation in declaring that this vintage epitomises the excellence one seeks in Pomerol—truly a beacon for Bordeaux aficionados and sagacious investors alike.
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Scores and tasting notes
Tight and silky with plum, blackberry and blueberry character. Medium-to full-bodied, firm and silky. Very linear and bright. A pretty follow-up to the stupendous 2015.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2017
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Gazin features a beautifully perfumed nose of violets, Ceylon tea, cigar box, sandalwood and fallen leaves over a core of plum preserves, kirsch and blackberry preserves plus a waft of aniseed. Medium-bodied and elegant, with compelling restraint, it has a seductively plush texture, finishing with bags of poise, perfume and persistence.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2018
Ripe and engaging, with a pretty display of cherry, raspberry and blueberry fruit flavors that stay fresh, carried by silky structure through the inviting finish. Not super-dense, but really lovely fruit.—J.M.
Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator (James Molesworth)
Dark crimson. Rich, shiny, blackberry aromas. Sinew and a dry but not drying finish. A little austere and lacking juice but creditable. Correct.
Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com