Chateau Gazin Pomerol 2018
95 points Wine Enthusiast
For its weight, this wine is also elegant. Rich, lush Merlot fruit flavors have a sense of restraint, self contained and already delicious. The ripe berry flavors promise a wine that will have opulent fruit as well as structure. Drink from 2026.
93 points Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Gazin (a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc) leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of warm plums, black raspberries and kirsch, plus suggestions of wild mushrooms, fragrant earth, Sichuan pepper and tree bark. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers impressive energy with approachable, rounded tannin's and a lively backbone framing the crunchy red and black fruits, finishing long and earthy. Rating : 93+
96 points Wine Spectator
Dark plum and blackberry reduction flavors pick up light ganache and licorice snap notes along the way. Has the vintage's grip on the back end, giving this a serious feel. Barrel Sample: 93-96
95 points James Suckling
Rich aromas of blueberries, ripe black cherries, chocolate and sandalwood. It’s full-bodied with firm, well integrated and rounded tannins. Solid depth of fruit here. Creamy and polished. Better after 2024.
พันธุ์องุ่นผสม (Grape Blended)
The Chateau Gazin vineyard is planted to 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has vines averaging 30 years of age and is planted to a vine density ranging from 5,500 to 6,000 vines per hectare. Chateau Gazin shares one of the highest levels of elevation in Pomerol, along with Petrus. In time, the plan is to add more Cabernet Franc and reduce the percentage of Merlot in their Right Bank vineyards.