2016 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 98 JL 96 WA 95 JD 94 WS 94
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Exotic aromas of blackberries, truffle, earth and cedar follow through to a full body, rich and layered tannins and a long, long finish. Shows so much here. Exotic. Give it at least three or four years of bottle age...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2017

This will need time to develop before the deeply-colored wine comes together and you can enjoy the layers of concentrated boysenberry, plum, black cherry, earth, truffle and flowers it has to offer. Structured to age with...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

95+ Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Le Gay has a rock star nose of flamboyant Black Forest cake, crushed redcurrants and lilacs scents with underlying nuances of yeast extract, wood smoke, iron ore and...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

94+ As with the La Violette, the 2016 Château Le Gay shows a slightly more elegant, structured style yet still packs rocking levels of fruit and texture. Mulled dark fruits, new saddle leather, camphor, and tobacco all...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, March 2019

This has alluring waves of frankly ripe plum, blackberry and açaí fruit flavors that caress as they move along, pulling flickers of anise, smoldering incense and Christmas pudding along. Showy and hedonistic, but this has...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol is a truly remarkable wine that embodies the essence of Bordeaux. With its vibrant flavor profile and elegant structure, it is a wine that demands attention and commands respect.

In the glass, this wine displays a deep, ruby red color that is both enticing and captivating. Its intensity is matched only by its complexity, as it reveals itself in layers of aromas and flavors. On the nose, exotic scents of blackberries, truffle, earth, and cedar captivate the senses, promising a truly exceptional tasting experience.

As the wine dances on the palate, it showcases a full-bodied and rich texture that is both luxurious and inviting. The tannins are beautifully integrated, providing a firm structure that supports the opulent fruit flavors. Generous black and red fruits take center stage, accompanied by hints of crushed redcurrants, lilacs, yeast extract, wood smoke, iron ore, and dark chocolate. This symphony of flavors is perfectly balanced, creating a harmonious and seamless journey on the palate.

The finish of the 2016 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression on the senses. It is a wine that exudes elegance and finesse, showcasing its true potential. While it is already showing great promise, it will benefit from further bottle aging. James Suckling suggests waiting at least three or four years before indulging in its exuberance, making it a perfect addition to any wine cellar.

This wine has received high praise from esteemed critics. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 98 points, describing it as "exotic" and "exuberant." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it 95+ points, highlighting its fantastic line of super ripe tannins. Jeff Leve also praised its concentrated fruit and ripe, firm tannins, awarding it 96 points. Jeb Dunnuck praised its elegant and structured style, awarding it 94+ points. Wine Spectator awarded it 94 points, noting its alluring waves of ripe fruit flavors.

The 2016 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol is a wine that truly captures the essence of its terroir and showcases the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of Chateau Le Gay. It is a wine that will continue to evolve and improve with age, making it a true gem for collectors and enthusiasts alike.