Chateau Lafleur Gazin Pomerol 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pomerol|
|Brand||Chateau Lafleur Gazin|
Wine EnthusiastSumptuous Merlot dominates this ripe wine. Plenty of tannins give backbone to the powerful fruit and intense acidity. The wine is firm, both from wood aging and fruit tannins, and needs to age. Drink from 2025.
Wine AdvocateProduced mainly from Merlot with just 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Lafleur-Gazin has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and is scented of warm black cherries, black raspberries, forest floor and red roses with touches of bay leaves and new leather. The medium to full-bodied palate has a firm foundation of chewy tannins and just enough freshness curtailing the intense black and red fruit flavors, finishing with a lovely herbal lift. Drink Date: 2020-2035.
Wine SpectatorRipe, with a silky and refined structure that lets alluring plum, cassis and bitter cherry fruit flavors glide through, inlaid with singed apple wood details and a light tobacco thread. The fruit is persistent, showing a flash of savory at the very end. Best from 2020 through 2030. 3,413 cases made.