The 2009 Gazin has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with copious wild strawberry and boysenberry fruit, singed leather and undergrowth aromas coming through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, perhaps a little rustic compared to its peers. Earthier and a little more angular towards the finish, but I quite appreciate that aspect of its personality. Not a crowd pleaser necessarily, but a fascinating and engaging Pomerol. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits Ten Year On tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040
Robert Parker 96
A big, powerful, masculine Pomerol with a style not dissimilar from Le Gay, the dense purple-colored 2009 Gazin exhibits black currant, black cherry liqueur, coffee, roasted herb, an exotic Asian spice component, vanillin, creme caramel and toasty oak in its aromatics and flavors. From a vineyard near Petrus, Le Gay and La Fleur Petrus, it is full-bodied with licorice, earth, truffle and creme de cassis in the mouth. Give this powerful, backward 2009 an additional 6-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2048
Tasted blind. Blackish crimson. Pretty heady. Then pinched on the palate. A mite exaggerated. Dry and surly on the end. Tarry, dried out.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2032