2000 Château Gazin

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 90 WA
  • 77 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 50516-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Medium ruby. Roasted, porty aromas of prune and damp earth. Fat, sweet and lush, with rather low acidity, but also quite tannic and heavily extracted. Rather musclebound today. Even allowing for the possibility that this sample is low on SO2, I don't find a lot of charm here.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid ruby with some evolution. Neat fresh nose with everything in balance. Sweet and floral and gentle - fully evolved and with the tannins almost imperceptible. This would be quite a good time to drink this gamey wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 77

    Something's wrong here. Some good fruit, but woody, like toothpicks on the palate.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    There is something in the aromatics and flavors of Gazin's 2000 that seems similar to Petrus (the vineyards are adjacent). Hints of caramel intermixed with black cherry, mineral, and licorice notes compete in this full-bodied, attractive, ripe but firmly structured wine. There is plenty of depth, weight, and richness, but again, several years of cellaring are essential.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: taipanli
  • Self | Rating: 92

    This wine travels under the radar screen for many oenophiles ? quite surprising given its proximity to Petrus. In the late sixties, Gazin sold a portion of its acreage to Petrus. Quality suffered soon thereafter but well stored bottles of the 61 show how grand this vineyard could be prior to the sale. Moderate red color with an attractive sweet nose of candied plums, leather, and funk. Moderate tannins fill the mouth and showcase the wine?s beautiful acidity. The wine finishes quite long. This is a wine that needs considerable time in the cellar ? the antithesis of voluptuous at present.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2023
    Author: Daniel B
Perched, quite ideally, on the Pomerol plateau smack in between the vineyards of Petrus and L'Evangile, Chateau Gazin traces its origins back to the Middle Ages. In fact, the chateau is located on the site of a hospital built by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem used to host pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. The current managers are Nicolas & Christophe de Bailliencourt dit Courcol, whose family has owned the estate for over a century, and in 1988, J.P. Moueix took over exclusive distribution rights, which elevated Gazin from a period of relative mediocrity.

Today, with 24-hectares under vine growing Merlot (90%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) and Cabernet Franc (3%), Gazin produces wines in tune with its Pomerol terroir that are notoriously difficult to evaluate young and often greatly improve with several years in the bottle. The wine has earned scores in the mid-nineties in recent vintages, and Robert Parker has commented that despite some fantastic efforts, Gazin "still seems to be under most consumers' radar."

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 433 bottles owned
  • 51 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 51 collectors)