Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Gazin, POMEROL
$138 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Deep ruby colour. Blueberry, plums and lightly sweet spices on the nose. The palate has great purity, with silky fruit and fine, ripe tannins. Delicate, savoury spices add complexity without masking the fruit. Elegant and harmonious through to a long finish. 93-95 Farr Vintners, London Deep purple-black coloured, the 2020 Gazin rolls effortlessly out of the glass with upfront scents of baked black plums, stewed black cherries and mulberries, plus hints of spice cake, chocolate box and cracked black pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate has a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing savoury. 92-94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown.
The 2020 Gazin, which contains no Cabernet Franc this year, has a wonderful bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and pressed iris petal scents, very focused and precise, that really whisks you down to Pomerol. The medium-bodied palate displays fine-grained tannins and a silver bead of acidity. Very sapid with a little more dryness on the finish than its peers, which gets the saliva flowing. Classic Pomerol through and through. 94 Neal Martin, Vinous. This is really fantastic with so much intensity and focus. Firm, linear tannins frame the wine beautifully. Polished and fine. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and posed. Complex flavours of blackberry, black olive, mushroom and bark. Persistent finish. 96-97 James Suckling.