2010 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 97
  • NM 97
  • WS 95
  • JS 94

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: The 2010 Le Gay is another extraordinary achievement from proprietoress Catherine Pere-Verge who purchased this estate in 2004. A tiny production of around 1300 cases achieved 13.5% natural alcohol and the final... 2010: The 2010 Le Gay is another extraordinary achievement from proprietoress Catherine Pere-Verge who purchased this estate in 2004. A tiny production of around 1300 cases achieved 13.5% natural alcohol and the final blend was 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by a distinctive perfume of liqueur of rocks blueberries blackberries truffles and a subtle hint of oak. Extremely tannic full-bodied structured masculine and backward with abundant minerality as well as ferocious extract and intensity this 2010 requires at least a decade or cellaring. It should keep for three decades or more.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
Tasted at the chateau and the Syndicat a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc cropped 3rd to 6th October the Le Gay 2010 has a lifted pure bouquet of dark cherries a touch of cassis crushed violets and a hint of... Tasted at the chateau and the Syndicat a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc cropped 3rd to 6th October the Le Gay 2010 has a lifted pure bouquet of dark cherries a touch of cassis crushed violets and a hint of blueberry. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins lending this a masculine texture. It feels as if there is more than 10% Cabernet Franc although that will be due to its ripeness. Very focused a great sense of tension with a vibrant edgy finish this is a fabulous Le Gay. Drink 2017-2030+
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Rich but refined with a pure core of raspberry cherry and plum fruit. There's a gorgeous silky feel through the finish. Very long. No heat here-it's all style. -J.M.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
A beautiful solid core of ripe fruit with coffee and light vanilla. Tobacco too. Full and dense with polished tannins and bright acidity.
JJB 95
John Perry - JJ Buckley, April 2011
80% merlot 20% cabernet franc. Located on the clay and gravel plateau of Pomerol the topsoil is gravel mixed with clay and limestone in the substrata. The 10.5-hectare has an average vine age of over 40 years. Aged for... 80% merlot 20% cabernet franc. Located on the clay and gravel plateau of Pomerol the topsoil is gravel mixed with clay and limestone in the substrata. The 10.5-hectare has an average vine age of over 40 years. Aged for approximately 15 months in 100% new oak. 13.5% alcohol. This opens with an outstanding nose full of ripe red and black berry fruit tinged with minerality. Similar notes carry over to the silky and seductive palate picking up mocha and earth towards the finish. The tannins and alcohol may be a touch higher than in 2009 but the acidity keeps this excellently poised and balanced. Already there's a nice integration of the tannins and this rich beauty should be a treat to enjoy for 25+ years. Michel Rolland consults.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2010