2005 Gazin Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • JR 90
  • NM 90

Reviews for 2005 Gazin Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
96+ The 2005 Gazin is a big, masculine, full-throttle Pomerol that comes closer to the style of a Pauillac than some of the other Pomerols. Nevertheless, this wine is locked and loaded, with an inky plum/purple color... 96+ The 2005 Gazin is a big, masculine, full-throttle Pomerol that comes closer to the style of a Pauillac than some of the other Pomerols. Nevertheless, this wine is locked and loaded, with an inky plum/purple color, stunning concentration, a boatload of tannin, and unlimited upside potential. Sweet cassis, plum, vanilla and truffle notes are followed by a dense, deep, profound wine with blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, high extraction, and a multi-layered texture. This is a long distance runner, even for a 2005, and probably won’t even be close to full maturity for another decade. It should easily last 30 or more years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Has gorgeous aromas of blackberry, spices, chocolate and flowers. Full-bodied, with a mouthfilling palate. Long and velvety. A joy to taste now. Best after 2011. – JS
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2009
Dark. Rich and powerful and quite modern. Rather dry tannins on the finish. Savoury but true Pomerol character. 17/20
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Gazin 2005 is a little green and herbaceous on the nose, which is a trait that I often found with this Pomerol during this era. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannin, moderate depth but it does... The Château Gazin 2005 is a little green and herbaceous on the nose, which is a trait that I often found with this Pomerol during this era. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannin, moderate depth but it does not quite flow towards the finish, feels a little stilted compared to others, like a child actor forgetting its line on stage. This is one Pomerol where I much prefer Nicolas de Bailliencourt’s recent vintages such as 2009 and 2010.