Chateau La Fleur de Gay 2016: a Pomerol with magnificent tannins
The Chateau La Fleur de Gay is a red wine made exclusively with Merlot and produced in the Pomerol appellation. The vines are planted on a 2-hectare vineyard and benefit from three distinct types of soils: clay, a Gunz gravel ridge and Gunz gravel on clay subsoils. The wine is aged in new barrels for 18 months. Chateau La Fleur de Gay produces wines in a in style that combine Bordeaux (for the blending science) and Burgundy (for the expression of selected plots). The 2016 vintage harvest for Chateau La Fleur de Gay took place on September 29 and 30, 2016.
At tasting, the Chateau La Fleur de Gay 2016 reveals a beautiful expression of the diversity of its terroir. It is very aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with soft tannins. You can then enjoy tasty touches of black fruit (blackberry, blueberry) that mingle with more spicy (clove) and vegetal flavors.
The tasting note is intended to describe the general profile of the wine at a given moment. Be aware that the wine can evolve in the bottle over time and express other organoleptic qualities.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 La Fleur de Gay is a littlte richer than the La Croix de Gay, but unusually, I found that the latterùits kid brotherùwas showing more delineation and terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin on the entry, layers of blackberry and bilberry fruit tinged with clove and truffle, although going back and forth between the two, I just found myself more drawn to the brightness of the La Croix de Gay this year.