Chateau Le Gay 2015, Pomerol
Chateau Le Gay 2015, Pomerol

Chateau Le Gay 2015, Pomerol

$139.99

Great depth and complexity here. Fragrant with violets, wild strawberries, cherries, plum coulis, hints of vanilla and oak spice, coffee. It is meaty and savory with somewhat chewy tannins, but otherwise round and smooth. Pair with lamb, game, roasted mea

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Great depth and complexity here. Fragrant with violets, wild strawberries, cherries, plum coulis, hints of vanilla and oak spice, coffee. It is meaty and savory with somewhat chewy tannins, but otherwise round and smooth. Pair with lamb, game, roasted meats, veal chops.

This wine is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc grown in vineyards in the Pomerol wine appellation of Bordeaux, France. The le Gay is a classic Right Bank wine with its medium body and fine balance. This is a great example of the 2015 vintage. It has been aged in 100% new French oak.

Chateau Le Gay can trace its origins to the 1850's when it was known as Domaine Le Gay. The current owner is Catherine Péré-Vergé, acquiring the estate in 2002. She owns other Pomerol properties including Chateau La Violette and Chateau Montviel. The property is 10.5 hectares located just north of the Pomerol plateau. Average vine age is around 40 years.

The Château Le Gay estate has a superb pedigree. It is located in an ideal spot on the Pomerol plateau. Its neighbours are the legendary Château Lafleur and La Fleur Petrus. This Le Gay is a wine which is almost regal in its expression tend to have great depth and complexity. The surge in quality - even though it has always been high - in recent years shows. 2045 is the first year since an entirely new winery was completed. Updated practices of micro-vinification has enabled greater control and resulting increase in quality.

"The 2015 Le Gay comes from the 6.5-hectare Pomerol estate, of which 2.09 hectares are currently being restructured. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked from 27 September until 8 October at one degree lower alcohol than Montviel; it has a fragrant bouquet with delineated red cherries, crushed strawberry and hints of vanilla from the 100% new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, ripe and rounded in the mouth, very well balanced and very smooth. This just glides across the mouth and once that new oak has been absorbed, this will be a gorgeous Le Gay to behold. Do not overlook this Cru because it has been on a roll in recent years."

—Neal Martin

94-96 points—Wine Advocate

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