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2016 Château Gazin

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ITEM 8245596 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $95
Item Sold Amount Date
I8256314 3 $95 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

...beautifully perfumed nose of violets, Ceylon tea, cigar box, sandalwood and fallen leaves over a core of plum preserves, kirsch and blackberry preserves plus a waft of aniseed. Medium-bodied and elegant, with compelling restraint, it has a seductively plush texture, finishing with bags of poise, perfume and persistence.

95James Suckling

...complex and delicate, floral and mangosteen aromas are married to a great tannin structure and nothing about this wine is a jot exaggerated. Long, mineral and spice finish with a weightless quality.

93+ Vinous / IWC

...ripe bouquet featuring copious red berry fruit, orange peel, hints of dark chocolate and a dab of iodine...palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fresh and very lithe in the mouth, and silky-smooth, although it does not boast the greatest depth.

92Wine Spectator

This is fresh in feel despite some frankly ripe cherry compote and plum pâte de fruit notes, with light floral and tea nuances imparting lift. Silky overall, with some sneaky grip at the very end adding length. Offers lovely, seductive fruit.

16Jancis Robinson

Fragrant, smells of green vegetation. Then pretty drying on the palate. Pinched.

PRODUCER

Château Gazin

Château Gazin traces its history to the 13th century when the estate was already producing wine. In the early 20th century it was acquired by Louis Soualle and his descendants still own and manage the 60-acre estate. Located just behind the Petrus estate, Gazin is planted to 90% Merlot 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Some 90,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Hospitalet de Gazin.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest of Bordeaux’s red wine producing regions, with only about 2,000 acres of vineyards. Located on the east side of the Dordogne River, it is one of the so-called “right bank” appellations and therefore planted primarily to Merlot. Pomerol is unique in Bordeaux in that it is the only district never to have been rated in a classification system. Some historians think Pomerol’s location on the right bank made it unattractive to Bordeaux-based wine traders, who had plenty of wine from Medoc and Graves to export to England and northern Europe. Since ranking estates was essentially a marketing ploy to help brokers sell wine, ranking an area where they did little business held no interest for them. Pomerol didn’t get much attention from the international wine community until the 1960s, when Jean-Pierre Moueix, an entrepreneurial wine merchant, started buying some of Pomerol’s best estates and exporting the wines. Today the influential Moueix family owns Pomerol’s most famous estate, Château Pétrus, along with numerous other Pomerol estates. Pomerol wines, primarily Merlot blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, are considered softer and less tannic than left bank Bordeaux.