1997 Gazin, Pomerol

SKU #1275571 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A dark plum color is accompanied by an exotic nose of roasted espresso beans, sweet cherry jam, and lavish toasty oak. Soft, round, and medium-bodied, with attractive fruit, this wine pushes the oak to its limit, but there is no doubting its luscious fruit and seductive, open-knit style. (RP)  (4/2000)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good red-ruby color. Aromas of ripe black cherry, raspberry, iron, milk chocolate and sweet oak, plus a hint of raisin. Lush and oaky; rather opulent for the vintage. Finishes with dusty, slightly dry tannins. (ST)  (5/1999)

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