Chateau le Gay 2018

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Chateau Le Gay, Chateau le Gay, 2018

Tasting Notes Chateau le Gay 2018

97-98

A tight and dense red with depth of fruit and polished tannins that really impress at this stage. It’s naturally refined and complex with so much dark-berry, chocolate, cedar and hazelnut character. Great wine.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
94-97

One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2018 Le Gay is fabulous. Crème de cassis, new leather, tobacco, minty and dried flowers all race out of the glass, but what impresses most is the wine's combination of fruit richness and vertical explosiveness. Black cherry, coffee, dried flowers, mint and lavender all soar. Le Gay is rich and concentrated in feel, and yet all the elements are wonderfully fused together. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
94-96

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Le Gay opens with fragrant notes of lavender, oolong tea, baked plums and blueberry compote leading to wafts of red roses, spice cake and fallen leaves. Full-bodied, concentrated and decadently fruited, it has a firm backbone of rounded tannins and lovely freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a long finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
93-96

Plum, boysenberry and açaí berry flavors give this a slightly exotic character, with a polished texture and lingering anise notes. Shows latent grip on the finish.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
92

This is a modern wine, in keeping with the estate signature – gourmet and glamourous with good persistency. It has rich fruits and oak influence that comes through as cloves and smoked almonds with pencil lead and graphite joining the black cassis fruit as it opens up. It should age well but will be ready to enjoy relatively young as this style suits fruit that remains plump and rich. The harvest took place between 19 September and 3 October. 100% new oak, integral vinification, 7.5ha but 6ha in production. A yield of 35hl/ha.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019

Chateau le Gay Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau le Gay 2018 Chateau Le Gay POA 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2017 Chateau Le Gay £743.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2016 Chateau Le Gay £890.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2015 Chateau Le Gay £840.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2014 Chateau Le Gay £649.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2013 Chateau Le Gay £480.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2012 Chateau Le Gay £745.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2012 Chateau Le Gay £370.00 6x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2011 Chateau Le Gay £710.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2010 Chateau Le Gay £1,452.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2009 Chateau Le Gay £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2008 Chateau Le Gay £885.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2007 Chateau Le Gay £707.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2006 Chateau Le Gay £763.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2005 Chateau Le Gay £1,300.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2004 Chateau Le Gay £1,397.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2003 Chateau Le Gay £1,032.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2002 Chateau Le Gay £621.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2001 Chateau Le Gay £945.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 2000 Chateau Le Gay £995.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1999 Chateau Le Gay £450.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1998 Chateau Le Gay £780.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1997 Chateau Le Gay £386.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1996 Chateau Le Gay £393.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1995 Chateau Le Gay £984.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1990 Chateau Le Gay £900.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1989 Chateau Le Gay £1,620.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1986 Chateau Le Gay £1,163.00 12x75cl
Chateau le Gay 1982 Chateau Le Gay £3,300.00 12x75cl