Château Du Gazin

Château Gazin

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

AMAZING BORDEAUX that’s still able to shine, decanted, after a few hours of opening! In ritual notes of damp leather, subdued / dried fruits and felt past its prime. 2 hours later - completely blossomed into this robust, aged, beautiful almost “fruit forward” masterpiece with almost olive overtones. I’m sure it was a great bottle 10, 20, even 30 years ago - but now it’s almost better as it’s transformed into this subtle, wonderful wine which was able to hold its own against aged cheese and roasted beef. A true treasure I’m glad we uncorked!! (BTW - cork was LONG - get your longest screw out for this one)!!! — 3 months ago

Château Gazin Rocquencourt

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Rich red with heavy tannins. Typical strong Bourgogne terroir. Tobacco and berries. Can taste the pessac. Much better than the usual 2012. — 4 years ago

Jake Hodge

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Merlot and Cabernets

Château Monconseil Gazin

Premières Côtes de Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Enjoying this wine so much. Smells like cherry and raspberry pie. — 2 years ago

Château Tour Chantecaille

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Jan A

Merlot dominated Bordeaux blend. Smooth drinker. This winery is located 300m from château Petrus and direct neighbors of château Gazin and Château Evangile. At 20 euro's a bottle excellent qpr. — 3 years ago

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Château Gazin Rocquencourt

Pessac-Léognan Blanc Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2013

Peaches, floral notes, bell pepper. Full bodied, high acid, long finish and serious. — 4 years ago

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

This wine is drinking perfectly right now. Had it side by side with a 2005 Gazin and the Lichine was much better. — 3 years ago

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Château Gazin

L'Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol 2012

Same vintage I tasted one year ago. It has more years aged taste. @1222, Xiaduo - Daxi Westin, 181009-181019 — 4 years ago

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Château Chantecaille Clauzel

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Aromas of plum and tobacco from this predominantly Merlot Wine with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. Chocolatey flavours accompany the plum on the palate. This Wine is a rarity and was”discovered by Andrew Caillard MW from Australia’s leading auction house, Langtons. The grapes come from a tiny 0.4 Hectare Block along the boundary of St Emillion and Pomerol. The vineyard is surrounded by some of the biggest names of the right bank and is crammed between vines belonging to Ch L’Evangile and Ch La Dominique. Over the narrow gravel road is Chateau Petrus and Chateau Gazin. Across the D244 just a few metres away are vines belonging to Ch Cheval Blanc. It has largely existed unnoticed by the worlds Wine critics and survives in its current form because of it’s tiny size, local politics and dogged family hope” to paraphrase Caillard. Caillard goes on “Curiously the Chantecaille Vineyard has no Grand Cru classification because no Cellars have been built on the property. The Vineyard is so small (only 0.4 hectare) that any building would require the destruction of the Vineyard; a pointless exercise. As a consequence the crop is tractored to Chateau Guillot Clauzel in the commune of Pomerol, just a few kilometres away where it is vinified and then matured in barrel; all 5 or 6 of them! If “Chantecaille” was purchased by one of its more illustrious neighbours, the fruit could be incorporated in a more prized and expensive label!” The Wine itself was no Petrus but was medium bodied with M- intensity and light tannins Fermented in stainless steel and aged in used oak barrels it has little oak influence. All in all a curio. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for this little Vineyard. Postscript:
My longest ever Delectable Note but I thought it was an interesting story. 🍷
— 5 years ago

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Bob McDonald

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@David T Yes - the most likely scenario. Ironic if sold to Petrus it becomes a component of s Wine costing around $3600AUD as against the $40AUD I paid for this bottle.
David T

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As ironic as only 5-6 barrels actually ending up on the export market that far away from France. You’d think it would all stay in France and if there was any exported, it would end up in England.
Bob McDonald

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I suspect that Andrew Caillard MW may have bought the lot or fair percentage of it for Langtons which he co-founded and sold to Woolworths. He calls this Wine “My Great Bordeaux Discovery “