The 2005 Gazin is a powerful, structured Pomerol. Red berry fruit, iron, white pepper, chalk and mint lend quite a bit of brightness. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2005 packs a serious punch, with huge, persistent tannins that lend shape and explosive energy through to the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2030
Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Light, biscuity nose. Very fresh and vivid even if there is not quite enough fruit concentration. Very slightly scrawny on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030
Robert Parker 94
An exuberant, sweet bouquet of caramelized black cherries and currants interwoven with tapenade, toasty oak, earth, and truffles soars from the glass of this dark purple-hued 2005. It is a rich, concentrated, full-bodied, impressive effort displaying well-integrated wood and unobtrusive acidity. This is the finest Gazin since the brilliant 2001. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028