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2015 Château Gazin

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ITEM 8256338 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
MR.B $85 $85
$85
Item Sold Amount Date
I8256338 1 $85 Jun 5, 2022
I8181199 1 $86 Apr 17, 2022
I8173675 1 $85 Apr 10, 2022
I8156400 1 $85 Mar 27, 2022
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RATINGS

97James Suckling

Lots of cedar, tea-leaf and hazelnut character and ripe fruit aromas. Citrus peel, too. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Smoky undertone. This is structured and so complex.

95+ Jeb Dunnuck

Cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, forest floor, and tons of minerality all soar from the glass of this sensationally rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied 2015 that has building tannin, a seamless texture, and a blockbuster finish.

93The Wine Advocate

...scented of baked plums, Christmas cake, mincemeat and plum preserves with hints of chocolate box, coffee, tapenade and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied with mouth-filling baked berries and savory layers, it has firm, chewy tannins and a long finish.

93Wine Spectator

Plush and warm, with fig, boysenberry and blackberry confiture notes inlaid with light charcoal, black tea and fruitcake hints. The fleshy finish lets the charcoal element lead the way.

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.