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2005 Château Le Gay, 1.5ltr, 6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

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2005 Château Le Gay, 1.5ltr



95+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

Massive, masculine Pomerol...showing much more minerality, abundant blue and black fruits, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and loads of tannin in a youthful, backward style.

93Wine Spectator

...aromas of coffee, green olive, blackberry and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with very polished yet present tannins and a long, rich, fruity finish.

92Stephen Tanzer

Plum, mocha, minerals and coffee on the nose. Supple, lush and sweet, with captivating flavors of raspberry, toffee, coffee, mocha and iron.

17Jancis Robinson

Lots of vibrant fruit...


Château Le Gay

Château le Gay is a 20-acre estate in Pomerol now owned by Catherine Pere-Verge, heiress to large glassware and crystal company. Pere-Verge also owns two other Pomerol estates, Château Montviel and Château La Croix des Templiers. The estate grows 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot. Some 24,000 bottles are produced annually and there is no second wine.


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.