This is the largest of the great growths of Pomerol to be situated on its famous, clay-gravel central plateau. All the best properties are clustered round Pétrus, and Gazin is no exception. Merlots make up 87% of the 2016 assemblage, with 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, and the wine now ageing in 45% new oak. Christophe de Bailliencourt (whose family has owned it since 1917) told us: “We were somewhat worried by the drought, up to early September, however rains then revived our vines. We were able to pick, sector by sector, from 22nd September through to 13th October, with no rainfall during the picking. There was no rot, and no danger of over-ripeness.” Colour is rich purple of medium depth, the nose being beautifully fresh and fragrant. The palate shows broad structure, with dense, lusciously textured fruitiness, superb harmony and magnificent length. We think this is the greatest Gazin we have ever seen (for drinking 2021-2038+).
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