Château Gazin 2005
It is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. This is a long distance runner, even for a 2005, and probably won’t even be close to full maturity for another decade. It should easily last 25 or more years.
This 2005 vintage is a big, masculine, full-throttle Pomerol that comes closer to the style of a Pauillac than some of the other Pomerols. Nevertheless, this wine is locked and loaded, with an inky plum/purple color, stunning concentration, a boatload of tannin, and unlimited upside potential. Sweet cassis, plum, vanilla and truffle notes are followed by a dense, deep, profound wine with blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, high extraction, and a multi-layered texture.
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015