2011 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WS 94
  • NM 94
  • WA 94
  • JS 93

Reviews for 2011 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This isn't shy about its toast with mocha and spice aromas boldly leading the way but there's serious flesh too with açaí berry blueberry and blackberry notes all melded together and driving through the anise-tinged... This isn't shy about its toast with mocha and spice aromas boldly leading the way but there's serious flesh too with açaí berry blueberry and blackberry notes all melded together and driving through the anise-tinged finish. A strong showing.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
Tasted at the property and then at the Syndicat de Pomerol. The Le Gay is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked on 16th September. It has a well defined bouquet with ripe dark cherries cassis and crushed... Tasted at the property and then at the Syndicat de Pomerol. The Le Gay is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked on 16th September. It has a well defined bouquet with ripe dark cherries cassis and crushed violet: a more feminine take on Le Gay. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins on the entry. It has good acidity and weight. It does not present the explosion on the finish like the 2009 or 2010 but it is linear and controlled quite reserved even. Excellent although there is a metallic note lingering on the aftertaste that I hope will dissipate by the time of bottling. Tasted April 2012.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The 2011 Le Gay exhibits a deep ruby/blue/purple color in addition to a sumptuous nose of spring flowers, blueberries and raspberries, deep, full-bodied, slightly masculine flavors, and sensational purity, richness and... The 2011 Le Gay exhibits a deep ruby/blue/purple color in addition to a sumptuous nose of spring flowers, blueberries and raspberries, deep, full-bodied, slightly masculine flavors, and sensational purity, richness and texture. It is another impressive 2011 Pomerol that has the guts, stuffing and structure to age for 15-20 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This is a pretty wine with walnuts, blackberries, blueberries and just a hint of cocoa. Full body with super-silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs at least three to four years to come together and soften. Try in 2017.
JJB 94
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, April 2012
90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. From a 10.5-hectare estate on the Pomerol plateau vines average 50+ years in age planted in clay gravel and limestone. Harvesters pick in blocks at three different times to ensure... 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. From a 10.5-hectare estate on the Pomerol plateau vines average 50+ years in age planted in clay gravel and limestone. Harvesters pick in blocks at three different times to ensure optimal ripeness. Polished and expressive nose with cranberry crab apple and dark plum aromas transitioning into licorice and clove. Enticing plum flavors linger on the palate along with medium-firm tannins remarkably soft and approachable fruit and good balance. This is one of several fine examples demonstrating why Pomerol is a standout appellation in 2011. About 1250 cases produced. Michel Rolland consults. Enjoy 2018-2030.