2018 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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REVIEWS

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...

WINE DETAILS

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 Bordeaux blend produced in the renowned Pomerol region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine is characterized by its rich, full-bodied nature and high alcohol content of 15%. The wine is made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, entirely vinified in new French oak barrels. With less than 1,500 cases produced, it is a wine that requires early purchase if you aim to secure a bottle.

The 2018 vintage has garnered high praise from multiple esteemed reviewers. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an impressive 97 points, describing it as having "that classic Pomerol mix of sexy opulence paired with an incredible sense of finesse." He highlighted its "complex bouquet of crème de cassis, black cherries, white truffle, camphor, tobacco, and acacia flowers," noting its "full-bodied richness" and "ultra-fine tannins."

James Suckling also rated it 97 points, noting its "aromas of plums, violets and mushrooms with earthy notes" and commended its "fleshy and succulent texture" along with "round, firm tannins." He concluded that this wine is "opulent and reserved at the same time" and recommends drinking it after 2025.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it 95 points, with Lisa Perrotti-Brown describing it as "deep garnet-purple in color" with a "beautifully perfumed nose of lavender essence, chocolate-covered cherries and preserved plums." She praised its "bold, black fruit flavors" and "plush texture" that finishes long with just enough freshness.

Wine Spectator's review also falls within the high range, scoring it 96 points, and noting its "plum, boysenberry and açaí berry flavors" which contribute to a "slightly exotic character" with a "polished texture and lingering anise notes."

Decanter gave it a 92-point score, suggesting that it is a "modern wine" with "rich fruits and oak influence." They commend its "good persistency" and believe it will age well but can also be enjoyed relatively young.

Jeff Leve from The Wine Cellar Insider provided a detailed review, describing it as "rich, concentrated, full-bodied" and "packed end to end with countless layers of perfectly ripe, velvet drenched, fruits, licorice, smoke, chocolate and truffles." He concludes that this wine is "dark, brooding, long, complex and intense" and recommends waiting 8-10 years for it to reach its peak.

Overall, the 2018 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol stands out for its complexity, richness, and aging potential, making it a noteworthy addition to any wine cellar.