2015 Pomerol, Bordeaux.
The Chateau Le Gay single-region vineyard is 40 years old on average, and stretches over 10.5 hectares. This 2015 Pomerol is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
This wine is marked by its classicism and its perfection. The colour is quite deep and leads to a clear and frank nose. The Merlot, main grape-variety in this blend, perfectly expresses through elegant hints of red berry, cherry and blackberry... The 2015 Chateau Le Gay is fresh and fruity; the palate is deep.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Le Gay comes from the 6.5-hectare Pomerol estate, of which 2.09 hectares are currently being restructured. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked from 27 September until 8 October at one degree lower alcohol than Montviel; it has a fragrant bouquet with delineated red cherries, crushed strawberry and hints of vanilla from the 100% new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, ripe and rounded in the mouth, very well balanced and very smooth. This just glides across the mouth and once that new oak has been absorbed, this will be a gorgeous Le Gay to behold. Do not overlook this Cru because it has been on a roll in recent years.