****(*): stevig en sappig, laurier en drop, vanille en cassis, extractie, stoer, ruw
91-93: I like the freshness on the nose here: more black than red fruit, a little broody and introspective at the moment but well defined with mineral tones coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin and nicely judged acidity. There is a sense of nonchalance about this Gazin, nothing over-ambitious, something perhaps in keeping with the vintage, uninteresting in replicating the 2009 or 2010, happy in its own skin.
94: Gazin often makes some of the finest, least flashy Pomerols, and that’s the case here. There’s some chocolatey oak on the nose and palate, complemented by leafy fragrance, textured, fine-grained tannins, a hint of green pepper and a lingering finish. Subtle winemaking. (13.7%; 95Me, 5CF)