Tough less opulent and more classic then previous releases (2010 and 2009), the 2011 Chateau Gazin is no less promising. As all great wines originate from healthy and ripe grapes, there's no doubt that this 2011 Pomerol wine meets all the conditions for the creation of a well-crafted and honest vintage. Of course, this year's high proportion of Merlot (90%) brings all the charm.
The nose is fragrant and very pleasant with scrumptious scents of cherry, currant, and pepper. Silky, round, and with good length on the mid palate, this offering is pleasurable, more accessible and open than previous releases: should drink well within 10 years.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A powerful, virile 2011, Gazin reveals a dense ruby/purple color, a big, meaty, earthy richness, lots of coffee, black cherry liqueur and spice notes, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 15+ years.