2014 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1201271 92-95 points Vinous

 A dense, powerful wine, the 2014 Lafleur-Gazin is terrific. The aromatics alone are beguiling, with distinct Cabernet Franc overtones, even though there is only 5% of Franc in the blend. Mocha, sweet herbs, tobacco, anise and leather build in the glass as the 2014 shows off its creamy, enveloping personality. The 2014 is obviously an infant, but its textural finesse and complex bouquet are incredibly enticing. The tannins will need to soften, but I can't imagine that will be an issue here. In 2014 the blend is 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. (AG)  (4/2015)

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Structured and firm, this wine has dark, concentrated tannins counterbalanced with plenty of freshest acidity. This composition shows promise for good aging. (RV)  (4/2015)

90-93 points Wine Spectator

 Engaging, with a lively savory note underscoring the raspberry and crushed plum fruit, while mouthwatering sanguine and iron accents line the finish. A hint of incense adds range, and very finely beaded acidity imparts length. (JM)  (4/2015)

91-92 points James Suckling

 Plenty of blueberry, cherry and plum character with hints of smoke. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins and a bright and juicy finish. Lovely fruit and acid balance.  (4/2015)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/18/2015 | Send Email
A charming lifted aromatics of fresh cherries followed by a touch of raw meat, earth and exotic spices. Very attractive indeed. The palate is rich and round, with ripe tannins and juicy acidity. It will age beautifully.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Pomerol