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2020 Chateau Gazin

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2020 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux

Against the ever-evolving tapestry of Bordeaux winemaking, the 2020 Chateau Gazin from Chateau Gazin makes a statement of its own, a testament to the resilience and adaptability of Pomerol's terroir under challenging climatic crescendos. The narrative of this vintage unfolds across a year marked by agrarian tenacity and nuanced craft.

 

A Vintage Distilled from Adversity

The 2020 vintage in Pomerol overcame initial climatic trepidation to reveal an astonishing quality buoyed by late-season finesse. The spring frost and summer drought, which required a judicious balance of toil and temperament, gave way to an autumnal reprieve crucial for maturation. In this intricate dance with nature, Chateau Gazin has emerged with a wine as much sculpted by its vignerons' hands as by the elements themselves.

The meticulous selection process at Chateau Gazin prioritised concentration and purity, resulting in a 2020 vintage that reflects both the pedigree of its lineage and the peculiarity of its year. It is a vintage characterised by opulent aromas of ripe plum and black currant, subtly interlaced with hints of truffle and violet, leading into an eloquently structured palate. Fine-grained tannins point towards admirable ageing potential—a prerequisite for astute wine investment decisions.

 

A Pomerol to Ponder

On the palate, the 2020 Chateau Gazin presents an engaging complexity. Graphite and earthy undertones provide a striking counterpoint to the sumptuous fruit core, yielding a harmonious juxtaposition that is seldom attained so early in a wine’s evolution. It’s this symphony between potency and elegance that affirms its place as one of the standout offerings from Bordeaux's cherished right bank.

Cognisant of their role as custodians of heritage and harbingers of innovation, Chateau Gazin has arguably channelled one of Pomerol's most distinctive profiles into their 2020 iteration. As I swirled the glass, allowing the wine to express its full repertoire, it became evident that this vintage not only upholds but elevates the storied reputation of Chateau Gazin in collectors' cellars and investors' portfolios alike.

Current market price

$990.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

45.38

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Gazin rolls effortlessly out of the glass with upfront scents of baked black plums, stewed black cherries and mulberries, plus hints of spice cake, chocolate box and cracked black pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate has a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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