2006 Gazin, Pomerol

SKU #1047418 93 points Wine Spectator

 Complex aromas of green coffee bean, tarragon and blackberry, turning to licorice and violet. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and beautiful fruit. Very balanced and refined for the vintage. Exceptional for this estate. A real beauty. Best after 2014. (JS)  (3/2009)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is a very strong effort from this estate, which sits just adjacent to Petrus. In fact, they sold part of their vineyard to Petrus in the early 1970s. This is a full-bodied, powerful 2006 with the oak more restrained than it normally is in a young Gazin. Copious quantities of sweet plum, fig, and black cherry fruit are intermixed with cedar and dried herbs in a medium to full-bodied, rich, long, impressively endowed style. This is an outstanding wine, with enough stuffing, structure, and density to age beautifully over a 20- to 25-year period. (RP)  (2/2009)

Jancis Robinson

 Blackish crimson. Good lift. Quite moderate and juicy. Nice appetising, relatively early-drinking stuff. Good balance and nothing forced. (JR)  (3/2016)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good full red-ruby. Musky dark berries and roast coffee on the expressive nose. Sweet, lush and rich, with a pliant texture to the rather carnal flavors of currant, plum, truffle and cedary oak. Finishes with spreading, sweet tannins and very good persistence. A plush Gazin with very good chewy depth, but in a softer style and offering a lot of early appeal. (ST)  (5/2009)

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2009 | Send Email
I was told that if I didn't start reviewing more BDX I would be fired on the spot! Joking...anyway we tasted a mini horizontal of '06 Right Bank wines, of which this one in particular spoke to me. It said, "review me, so that Clyde won't fire you." Dark fruit and coffee ground aromas lead to a very elegant, very mineral palate. The raw material and balance are here for extended long term aging.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/22/2009 | Send Email
Wow! A knockout, big and rich beauty - very sweet and lush. Some tannin evident. Will cellar well.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2009 | Send Email
A neighbor of Chateau P├ętrus, Gazin is home to some of the best terroir in Pomerol. The wine is polished and elegant, its pedigree obvious. Ripe black fruits. Plum. Lovely weight in the mouth. Fine grained tannins.

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