2018 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 97 JD 97 JL 96 WS 96 WA 95 DC 92
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Aromas of plums, violets and mushrooms with earthy notes. Fleshy and succulent texture to the full body with round, firm tannins and a salivating, savory finish. Very persistent. Opulent and reserved at the same time...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

From one of my favorite estates in Pomerol, the 2018 Château Le Gay knocks it out of the park and has that classic Pomerol mix of sexy opulence paired with an incredible sense of finesse. Offering an already complex...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Wow could be the perfect descriptor here. If only brevity sufficed. This stunner is rich, concentrated, full-bodied and packed end to end with countless layers of perfectly ripe, velvet drenched, fruits, licorice, smoke...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, January 2019

(93-96 points) Plum, boysenberry and açaí berry flavors give this a slightly exotic character, with a polished texture and lingering anise notes. Shows latent grip on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now.
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Le Gay has a beautifully perfumed nose of lavender essence, chocolate-covered cherries and preserved plums, leading to a fragrant undercurrent of kirsch, licorice and fertile loam...
DC 92

Decanter, April 2019

This is a modern wine, in keeping with the estate signature – gourmet and glamourous with good persistency. It has rich fruits and oak influence that comes through as cloves and smoked almonds with pencil lead and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2018
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that showcases the elegance and finesse of the Pomerol region in France. With its deep garnet-purple color, this wine is visually stunning and inviting.

On the nose, this wine offers a complex bouquet that is both alluring and captivating. Lavender essence, chocolate-covered cherries, and preserved plums take center stage, while fragrant undercurrents of kirsch, licorice, and fertile loam add depth and intrigue. The aromas are beautifully perfumed, creating an irresistible olfactory experience.

As this wine graces the palate, it reveals its full-bodied richness and seamless, expansive texture. The flavors of bold black fruits are complemented by compelling red berry sparks, creating a harmonious and well-balanced profile. The plush tannins add a velvety touch, while a touch of freshness ensures a long and memorable finish.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, praising its opulence and finesse. He describes the bouquet as a mix of crème de cassis, black cherries, white truffle, camphor, tobacco, and acacia flowers. Dunnuck predicts that this wine will continue to evolve gracefully over the next 20-25 years, making it a delightful addition to any cellar.

Other esteemed critics, such as Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator, also laud this wine for its complexity, polished texture, and exotic character. With its high alcohol content of 15.0%, this wine possesses the depth and intensity that wine enthusiasts seek.

The 2018 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol is a true gem that exemplifies the best of Bordeaux. Its modern style, rich fruit profile, and well-integrated oak influence make it a wine that can be enjoyed relatively young, while its potential for aging promises an even more rewarding experience in the future. Savor this wine alongside hearty dishes or simply indulge in its splendor on its own.