Parker begins his review of the 2010 Chateau Gazin vintage with just one word - "Wow!" Already rated impressively with a 93-95 in 2011, Parker was so enthralled with the wine at its re-tasting that he increased the score to a 96 and showered praises on the vintage. He found "notes of caramelized black cherry and black currant fruit interwoven with mocha, white chocolate, subtle toast and hints of coffee beans and tobacco leaf" on the nose. Parker recommends forgetting the wine for 6-10 years and then drinking it "over the following 30 to 40.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Wow! This wine exceeded my enthusiastic barrel tasting notes. A big, back-strapping blockbuster from Gazin, in which the oak seems to be pushed into the background (thankfully), the wine offers up notes of caramelized black cherry and black currant fruit interwoven with mocha, white chocolate, subtle toast and hints of coffee beans and tobacco leaf. The exceptional aromatics are easily followed up by a full-bodied, powerful, broodingly backward, rich, intense wine with multiple dimensions, layers of fruit, and a sensational finish of close to a minute. This is one of the all-time great efforts from Gazin. It should be forgotten for 6-10 years and drunk over the following 30 to 40.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc|
|Revue du Vin de France||16,5|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 16,5
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Wine Spectator : 93
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc