1989 Le Gay, Pomerol

SKU #110267 95 points Wine Spectator

 Tannic monster. Full-bodied, with masses of superripe fruit and mouthpuckering tannins. Port lovers like me love this stuff. Age it for decades to come.(JS)  (5/1999)

94 points James Suckling

 Phenomenal with incredible mushroom, wet earth, dried spice, mineral, and dark fruits. Full-bodied with dusty tannins that followed through to licorice, dark fruits, and black olives. It's everything I hoped for and more.  (3/2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This wine seems to get better and better, and is certainly the only great Le Gay of recent years. This dark ruby/purple-colored wine has a nose of blueberries, minerals, and white flowers. The wine shows plenty of sweetness, real opulence, high tannins, but sweeter, more civilized tannins than most Le Gays tend to possess. It is a very muscular, full-bodied style of wine that should age effortlessly for another 15-20 years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. (RP)  (1/2003)

Jancis Robinson

 Magnum. Very dense and still with very notable tannins and tightness! Thick and dense with some future development ahead of it. If the Lynch Bages 2005 served beside it was surprisingly evolved, this was the reverse. 18/20 Points (JR)  (5/2015)

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