2011 Gazin, Pomerol
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A powerful, virile 2011, Gazin reveals a dense ruby/purple color, a big, meaty, earthy richness, lots of coffee, black cherry liqueur and spice notes, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 15+ years. 93+ (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium-deep red. Blackcurrant, plum, smoke, iron and mint on the nuanced nose. Juicy, bright and penetrating, with nicely delineated flavors of plum, minerals and lead pencil. Finishes with firm, dusty tannins and a lingering note of blackcurrant. This will need time.
This firmly tannic wine has a dry character that lays over lighter fruits. With soft spice and some sweetness, this wine is developing already.