2012 Gazin Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WA 95
  • NM 93
  • CG 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2012 Gazin Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
This is a gorgeous wine with superb density and balance for the vintage. Full body, polished, fine tannins and a long, long finish. There’s so much complexity and beauty to this with blueberry, wet earth and spice... This is a gorgeous wine with superb density and balance for the vintage. Full body, polished, fine tannins and a long, long finish. There’s so much complexity and beauty to this with blueberry, wet earth and spice character. Some sliced Chinese mushrooms as well. One of the best wines I have had from here in a long time. Better in 2020.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
This is certainly one of the great 2012s from Pomerol. What’s amazing is that it is 100% Merlot. Readers may have forgotten (or never knew) that a chunk of this vineyard was sold to Petrus in the early 1970s, but what... This is certainly one of the great 2012s from Pomerol. What’s amazing is that it is 100% Merlot. Readers may have forgotten (or never knew) that a chunk of this vineyard was sold to Petrus in the early 1970s, but what remains is still a superb terroir and incredibly well-placed on the plateau of Pomerol, adjacent to Petrus and across the road from Lafleur. This wine tips the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, which puts it right up there with the 2009 and 2010. This points further to the sensational success Pomerol enjoyed in 2012. It is inky purple in color, with a glorious nose of black fruits, an unctuous texture, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Sometimes Gazin can show too much new oak in its youth, but that is not an issue with the 2012. This is sensational Pomerol and one of the great wines of this vintage. Give it another 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two to three decades. - Robert Parker
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013
(NM91-93 points) Nicolas de Bailliencourt told me that the Cabernet Franc was affected by rot this year, so the Grand Vin is 100% Merlot picked between 20th September and 4th October. It has plenty of ripe raspberry and... (NM91-93 points) Nicolas de Bailliencourt told me that the Cabernet Franc was affected by rot this year, so the Grand Vin is 100% Merlot picked between 20th September and 4th October. It has plenty of ripe raspberry and fresh strawberry fruit on the nose with hints of dark plum underneath – the oak neatly integrated. The palate is well balanced with firm, grainy tannins. There is good structure here, fine focus, with a lovely touch of white pepper on the expressive finish. Good potential.
CG 92
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, June 2015
Among the richer, riper and most generous of the 2012 Pomerols under review, this 100% Merlot bottling from Château Gazin borders on opulence without quite overplaying its hand. It smacks strongly of currants and... Among the richer, riper and most generous of the 2012 Pomerols under review, this 100% Merlot bottling from Château Gazin borders on opulence without quite overplaying its hand. It smacks strongly of currants and black cherries with a touch of plums to the side, and it is sure to please those who like an extra dollop of extracted fruit in their clarets. It is solidly framed with integral acidity and fine, firming tannins right where they should be, and its slight finishing toughness is entirely appropriate for its age. It is a Pomerol meant for the cellar and it should be set aside for at least six to eight years.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2015
Fleshy, with dark plum sauce and blackberry reduction flavors wrapped in a solid coating of toasty vanilla and carrying through a cocoa-edged finish. Still has some toast to absorb, but this features a pleasant bolt of... Fleshy, with dark plum sauce and blackberry reduction flavors wrapped in a solid coating of toasty vanilla and carrying through a cocoa-edged finish. Still has some toast to absorb, but this features a pleasant bolt of graphite and good lingering fruit and anise notes. Best from 2017 through 2023.