2004 Gazin, Pomerol

SKU #1197376 91 points Wine & Spirits

 There's a cool freshness at the heart of this wine that intensifies the aromas of stone fruit and strawberries. That's layered with richer scents of cigar tobacco and tropical chocolate as the soft tannins roll across the palate. This is lush and full-bodied, ready for rare roast beef.  (10/2007)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A big time sleeper of the vintage, the 2004 Gazin exhibits aromas of cedar wood, plum pudding, sweet cherries, figs, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied, pure, and elegant with substantial depth as well as terrific aging potential, it should be at its peak between 2009-2022. (RP)  (6/2007)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, licorice, iron and coffee. Moderately dense and plump in the mouth, with flavors of dark fruits, coffee, smoke, minerals and oak. Finishes with substantial, slightly dusty tannins and very good length. Late notes of chocolate and coffee liqueur. A bit chunky, but has good spine.  (5/2005)

Wine Spectator

 Aromas of crushed berry and dark chocolate follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a delicate fresh herb and light berry aftertaste. Balanced and not overdone. Best after 2009.  (3/2007)

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