Chateau Vray Croix de Gay gets its name from the name of the cross that adjoins the vineyard and that used to guide the Way of Saint James pilgrims. The 2015 vintage is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, from a vineyard of 3.67 hectares in the heart of the Pomerol appellation (where Merlot remains the main grape variety).
This excellent 2015 vintage wine exhibits a dark, almost black-tinted deep red colour. The fine and spicy nose exhales mocha, plum, black cherry and lavender notes. This fine and serious wine offers ripe tannins. The palate is fruity with nut, plum, chocolate, and orange peel notes. The 2015 Vray Croix de Gay is a promising Pomerol wine.
The 2015 Château Vray Croix de Gay has a modest blackberry and iodine scented bouquet, a subtle seaweed scent developing with aeration. The palate is smooth on the entry with fine tannin, a little more lactic than its peers but with fine depth, harmonious to the finish - though there is a bit of oak to be absorbed on the finish. I would have liked more sophistication and finesse to come through on this wine, because their parcels are so well located on the plateau. Hopefully it will just gain a little more complexity through its élevage.