2011 Gazin Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 93
  • WA 93
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2011 Gazin Bordeaux Blend

NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM91-93 points) Tasted at the UGC Pomerol tasting. A blend of 90% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon the Gazin 2011 has a fine nose that unfurls nicely with aeration revealing ripe black cherries and... (NM91-93 points) Tasted at the UGC Pomerol tasting. A blend of 90% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon the Gazin 2011 has a fine nose that unfurls nicely with aeration revealing ripe black cherries and raspberry fruit that is in synch with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannins on the entry. There is fine minerality here good substance the smectite clay coming to Gazin's aid in this dry season and lending more body towards the finish. This should merit long-term ageing. Tasted April 2012.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
93+ A powerful, virile 2011, Gazin reveals a dense ruby/purple color, a big, meaty, earthy richness, lots of coffee, black cherry liqueur and spice notes, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It will benefit from another 3-4... 93+ A powerful, virile 2011, Gazin reveals a dense ruby/purple color, a big, meaty, earthy richness, lots of coffee, black cherry liqueur and spice notes, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 15+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Medium bright ruby. Sappy aromas of black cherry, blackberry, violet and sassafras. Fresh and juicy, with nicely textured, concentrated flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and spices. This solidly structured Pomerol... Medium bright ruby. Sappy aromas of black cherry, blackberry, violet and sassafras. Fresh and juicy, with nicely textured, concentrated flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and spices. This solidly structured Pomerol finishes with firm but ripe tannins and lovely floral perfume. Well done. - Ian D'Agata
JJB 93
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 90% merlot 7% cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc this 26-hectare estate neighbors Chateau Petrus and is very close to l'Evangile and Lafleur. Planted on mixed clay and limestone soils the vines have an... Planted to 90% merlot 7% cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc this 26-hectare estate neighbors Chateau Petrus and is very close to l'Evangile and Lafleur. Planted on mixed clay and limestone soils the vines have an average age of 35 years. Malolactic fermentation was conducted in barrel and then aged in 50% new barriques. Nearly opaque color. Coffee cola nut and black cherry aromas on the nose. The palate features primary blueberry and cola flavors along with plentiful tar licorice and camphor that lead to a polished mid-palate. The texture on the finish is medium-bodied and lingers with an elegance and cleansing acidity. As with other Pomerols in 2011 the wine offers silkiness on every corner of the mouth and a supple texture right out of the gate. For an estate of this quality Gazin really does represent very good value in the Pomerol region. Begin to enjoy in 2015 and this wine will age nicely through 2025. Approximately 6750 cases produced.