2021 chateau gazin, pomerol
Why We're Buying
While Château Gazing doesn't have an official classification, the estate belongs among the elite producers in Pomerol. Its grand vin coaxes merlot into producing a wide aromatic range and flavor profile. That includes notes of cocoa, red fruit, coffee, vanilla, and tobacco. Wine investors can enjoy a bottle of Château Gazin immediately, but they're best off waiting 15 to 20 years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2021 Gazin is a fine effort, unfurling in the glass with aromas of sweet red berries, cherries, plums, incense and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's rather rich and elegantly muscular in the context of the vintage, with a deep core of fruit, powdery tannins and bright acids. Mildew pressure combined with wet conditions that made it impossible to enter the vineyard with tractors delivered low yields of only 18 hectoliters per hectare, and the grand vin is entirely Merlot this year. Barrel Sample: (91-93)+