2008 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2008 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
One of the top successes of the vintage the 2008 Le Gay a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc (13.5% alcohol) was produced from tiny yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare. Bottled unfined and unfiltered it exhibits... One of the top successes of the vintage the 2008 Le Gay a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc (13.5% alcohol) was produced from tiny yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare. Bottled unfined and unfiltered it exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet nose of spring flowers intermixed with blueberries blackberries dark raspberries crushed rocks and white chocolate. Full-bodied super intense and extremely promising (although it is unusually backward for a 2008) it will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and may merit an even higher score in a decade or so. It should last for 30+ years making it one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. 94+
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Racy blackberry and graphite notes are framed by light toast and mineral in this vibrant expressive red. The ripe tannins are well-integrated and give backbone to the plush texture. There's beautiful balance with depth... Racy blackberry and graphite notes are framed by light toast and mineral in this vibrant expressive red. The ripe tannins are well-integrated and give backbone to the plush texture. There's beautiful balance with depth and drive. Drink now through 2020. -T.M.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Full deep red-ruby. Inviting aromas of blackberry licorice violet and mint. Superconcentrated lush and generous but with excellent energy to the black fruit and crushed stone flavors. Boasts superb sweetness paired... Full deep red-ruby. Inviting aromas of blackberry licorice violet and mint. Superconcentrated lush and generous but with excellent energy to the black fruit and crushed stone flavors. Boasts superb sweetness paired with excellent grip. Really spreads out on the broad long finish which features serious but plush tannins. This very suave and deep Le Gay should be held for at least five or six years.