2018 Gazin Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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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 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Gazin Bordeaux Blend is a distinguished red wine from the Pomerol sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This wine, produced by Gazin, features a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc and is sealed with a cork closure. It boasts an alcohol content of 14.5%.

James Suckling awarded the 2018 Gazin a commendable score of 95, praising its "rich aromas of blueberries, ripe black cherries, chocolate, and sandalwood." He described it as "full-bodied with firm, well-integrated and rounded tannins," highlighting its "solid depth of fruit" and "creamy and polished" texture. Suckling recommends enjoying this wine after 2024.

Wine Enthusiast's Roger Voss also gave the wine a 95, noting its elegance and rich, lush Merlot fruit flavors. He remarked that the wine has a "sense of restraint, self-contained and already delicious" qualities. Voss anticipates that the ripe berry flavors will develop opulent fruit and structure over time, suggesting it will be best enjoyed from 2026.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, represented by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, rated the wine at 93+ points. She described its deep garnet-purple color and vibrant notes of "warm plums, black raspberries, and kirsch," alongside hints of "wild mushrooms, fragrant earth, Sichuan pepper, and tree bark." Perrotti-Brown highlighted the wine's "impressive energy" and "approachable, rounded tannins," which frame the "crunchy red and black fruits," ending with a long, earthy finish.

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com also gave the wine a score of 95, emphasizing its rich flavors of "plums, truffle, chocolate-covered cherries, and licorice." He noted its "rich, silky, plush, and concentrated" nature, with layers of "suave cherries and plums." Leve suggested that the wine is excellent now but will improve significantly with 7-8 years of aging.

Decanter rated the wine at 92, commenting on its clear "blueberry fruits, with black chocolate and graphite edges." The review noted the wine's "personality and grip" and mentioned that it is slightly less densely knitted than other vintages, possibly due to the absence of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend.

Jeb Dunnuck gave the highest score of 97, describing the wine as "deep purple, inky-hued" with a "brilliant nose of blueberries, candied cherries, wildflowers, tobacco, chocolate, and spice." He praised its "full-bodied richness, layered, seamless texture, ultra-fine tannins, and great finish," recommending 4-6 years of bottle age for optimal enjoyment and predicting two decades of longevity.

Wine Spectator provided a range score of 93-96, highlighting "dark plum and blackberry reduction flavors" with "light ganache and licorice snap notes." The review noted the wine's grip on the back end, giving it a serious feel and suggesting it is ready to drink now.

In conclusion, the 2018 Gazin Bordeaux Blend is a well-regarded wine with excellent reviews, showcasing rich fruit flavors, a polished texture, and promising aging potential.