2018 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 98
  • JL 98
  • VN 97
  • JD 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • VN 95
  • DC 92

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Reg: $129.94

$118.94

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
(97-98 points) A tight and dense red with depth of fruit and polished tannins that really impress at this stage. It’s naturally refined and complex with so much dark-berry, chocolate, cedar and hazelnut character. Great wine.
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019
(96-98 points) Full-bodied, concentrated and abundant in depth, this wine balances its power, grace, elegance with ribbons of ripe, dark, red pit fruits from start to finish. The fruit comes in gradations, building and... expand (96-98 points) Full-bodied, concentrated and abundant in depth, this wine balances its power, grace, elegance with ribbons of ripe, dark, red pit fruits from start to finish. The fruit comes in gradations, building and expanding on your palate -- and it just doesn't quit. The plummy finish rocks! Give this 7-9 years, allowing the wine to soften, flesh out and encourage the truffles, flowers and chocolate to unfold. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc and is 100% vinified in barrels. The harvest took place September 19-October 3. Less than 1,500 cases are produced so if you want the wine you need to buy it early. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2018+Chateau+Le+Gay collapse
VN 97
Vinous, May 2019
(94-97) One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2018 Le Gay is fabulous. Crème de cassis, new leather, tobacco, minty and dried flowers all race out of the glass, but what impresses most is the wine's combination of... expand (94-97) One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2018 Le Gay is fabulous. Crème de cassis, new leather, tobacco, minty and dried flowers all race out of the glass, but what impresses most is the wine's combination of fruit richness and vertical explosiveness. Black cherry, coffee, dried flowers, mint and lavender all soar. Le Gay is rich and concentrated in feel, and yet all the elements are wonderfully fused together. Tasted two times.- AG collapse
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(95-97 points) I loved the 2018 Château Le Gay from one of my go-to estates in Pomerol. The 2018 (a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) has a lusty, sweet bouquet of pure crème de cassis and jammy blackberries... expand (95-97 points) I loved the 2018 Château Le Gay from one of my go-to estates in Pomerol. The 2018 (a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) has a lusty, sweet bouquet of pure crème de cassis and jammy blackberries intermixed with lots of spice and spring flower notes. Full-bodied, rounded, and flamboyantly textured on the palate, it stays perfectly balanced, has fabulous purity, and a great finish. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for 20-25 years or more. collapse
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(94 - 96 points) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Le Gay opens with fragrant notes of lavender, oolong tea, baked plums and blueberry compote leading to wafts of red roses, spice cake and fallen leaves. Full-bodied... expand (94 - 96 points) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Le Gay opens with fragrant notes of lavender, oolong tea, baked plums and blueberry compote leading to wafts of red roses, spice cake and fallen leaves. Full-bodied, concentrated and decadently fruited, it has a firm backbone of rounded tannins and lovely freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a long finish.- LPB collapse
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.
VN 95
Vinous, November 2019
(93-95 points) The 2018 Le Gay has a more reserved bouquet than expected, nothing wrong with that, since it is well defined with attractive scents of incense and peony emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied... expand (93-95 points) The 2018 Le Gay has a more reserved bouquet than expected, nothing wrong with that, since it is well defined with attractive scents of incense and peony emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, fleshy and ripe with a sensual, very pure finish that is an absolute joy. I look forward to re-tasting this Pomerol once in bottle. -- Neal Martin collapse
DC 92
Decanter, March 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... expand 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 graphite joining the black cassis fruit as it opens up. It should age well but will be ready to enjoy relatively young as this style suits fruit that remains plump and rich. The harvest took place between 19 September and 3 October. 100% new oak, integral vinification, 7.5ha but 6ha in production. A yield of 35hl/ha. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Closure Cork