2018 Gazin Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 3L
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JD 97 WS 96 JS 95 JL 95 WE 95 WA 93 DC 92
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

The deep purple, inky-hued 2018 Château Gazin comes from the Pomerol plateau and is 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. A brilliant nose of blueberries, candied cherries, wildflowers, tobacco, chocolate, and spice gives way...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, January 2019

(93-96 points) Dark plum and blackberry reduction flavors pick up light ganache and licorice snap notes along the way. Has the vintage's grip on the back end, giving this a serious feel. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now.
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Rich aromas of blueberries, ripe black cherries, chocolate and sandalwood. It’s full-bodied with firm, well integrated and rounded tannins. Solid depth of fruit here. Creamy and polished. Better after 2024.
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Plums, truffle, chocolate covered cherries and licorice hit all the right notes. Rich, silky, plush and concentrated with layers of suave cherries and plums. This is so good now, it is hard to resist. But wait another 7-8...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

For its weight, this wine is also elegant. Rich, lush Merlot fruit flavors have a sense of restraint, self-contained and already delicious. The ripe berry flavors promise a wine that will have opulent fruit as well as...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

(93+ points) Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Gazin (a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc) leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of warm plums, black raspberries and kirsch, plus suggestions of wild...
DC 92

Decanter, April 2019

This is a little less densely knitted than Gazin in some vintages, perhaps because there is no Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, but it has clear blueberry fruits, with black chocolate and graphite edges. There’s plenty of...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2018
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the magnificent 2018 Gazin, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed Pomerol region of Bordeaux, France. This wine, with its deep garnet-purple hue, exudes an air of elegance and sophistication. A true embodiment of Bordeaux's winemaking prowess, the Gazin is a red wine that commands attention and captivates the senses.

The nose of this wine is a sensory journey in itself, offering an array of rich aromas that unfold with each swirl of the glass. Notes of plump blueberries, ripe black cherries, and luscious chocolate tantalize the olfactory senses, while a hint of sandalwood adds a touch of exotic allure. As the wine caresses the palate, it reveals its full-bodied nature and showcases its firm, well-integrated tannins. The depth of fruit is truly remarkable, with a solid core that exudes richness and complexity. Creamy and polished, this wine is a testament to Gazin's commitment to producing wines of exceptional quality.

Critics have heaped praise upon the 2018 Gazin, with James Suckling awarding it an impressive score of 95 points. He describes it as having a solid depth of fruit, with a creamy and polished texture that will only improve with age, suggesting it will be best enjoyed after 2024. Wine Enthusiast also bestows a score of 95 points, praising its elegant weight and lush Merlot fruit flavors. They note the wine's self-contained restraint and predict opulent fruit and structured characteristics in the future.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awards the Gazin 93+ points, commending its vibrant notes of warm plums, black raspberries, and kirsch. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers impressive energy, with approachable tannins and a lively backbone that frames the crunchy red and black fruits. Jeff Leve of TheWineCellarInsider.com describes the wine as rich, silky, plush, and concentrated, with layers of suave cherries and plums. He predicts that with further aging, it could become one of the best vintages ever produced at Chateau Gazin.

Decanter rates the wine at 92 points, noting its clear blueberry fruits, black chocolate, and graphite edges. While they find it slightly less densely knitted than some other vintages, they appreciate its personality and grip. Jeb Dunnuck awards an outstanding 97 points, describing the Gazin as plush, sexy, opulent, and doing everything right. He advises giving it a few more years of bottle age to fully appreciate its layered, seamless texture and ultra-fine tannins. Wine Spectator also recognizes its excellence, giving it a score of 96 points and highlighting its dark plum and blackberry reduction flavors.

Crafted from a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Gazin is a wine of exceptional character and complexity. Its alluring blend of fruit, structure, and elegance make it a standout choice for any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine promises to deliver a memorable and enchanting experience.