2012 chateau le gay, pomerol
Why We're Buying
Château Le Gay is a sleepy Pomerol property that has only recently begun recognizing its potential. Under the ownership of Sylvie and Jacques Guinaudeau, the quality and praise for its Bordeaux red blend reached new heights.
A polished, suave style, with alluring plum sauce, melted black licorice and fruitcake notes backed by a solidly built finish of plum skin and black tea. Shows ample stuffing.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A backward, muscular style of Le Gay, the 2012 exhibits a dense blue/purple color as well as sweet blueberry and black raspberry notes intermixed with notions of forest floor and earth. Following the lovely bouquet, the tannins kick in and the wine shuts down. It is a muscular, rugged, full-bodied Pomerol that requires 7-10 years of cellaring. It should keep for three decades thereafter.