2012 Château Gazin

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 95 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 50516-2012-750-3A

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Elegantly styled, with a modest mix of medium-weight currant, savory herb, bay leaf, currant and anise flavors. Tastes mature for a young wine. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,665 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 89

    Deep purple-ruby. Refined but currently subdued aromas of dark fruits and minerals. Linear and clean in the mouth, with crisp dark plum and fresh blackcurrant flavors. Finishes long but slightly dry, with a pretty saline tang.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    This is certainly one of the great 2012s from Pomerol. What's amazing is that it is 100% Merlot. Readers may have forgotten (or never knew) that a chunk of this vineyard was sold to Petrus in the early 1970s, but what remains is still a superb terroir and incredibly well-placed on the plateau of Pomerol, adjacent to Petrus and across the road from Lafleur. This wine tips the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, which puts it right up there with the 2009 and 2010. This points further to the sensational success Pomerol enjoyed in 2012. It is inky purple in color, with a glorious nose of black fruits, an unctuous texture, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Sometimes Gazin can show too much new oak in its youth, but that is not an issue with the 2012. This is sensational Pomerol and one of the great wines of this vintage. Give it another 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two to three decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: winecellar
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    Drink Dates: 2024-2027
    Author: Thierry27
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

  • 278 bottles owned
  • 15 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 15 collectors)