Chateau Lafleur Gazin Pomerol 2017
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pomerol|
|Brand||Chateau Lafleur Gazin|
The vineyard management and vinification are carried out traditionally and with great care, producing a plump, supple, fleshy wine with ripe fruit and silky tannins. Eminently approachable, even in its youth, Lafleur-Gazin is a delightful expression of the lighter style of Pomerol wines.
Blend: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Bright cherries, raspberries, and floral notes all round out the 2017 Château Lafleur-Gazin, a plump, sexy, seductive Pomerol that has beautiful purity and elegance. Made from 100% Merlot on well-drained gravel, clay, and sandy soils, it has ripe tannin, juicy acidity, and again, terrific purity of fruit. This estate, which falls under the Moueix umbrella, has certainly produced a successful Pomerol. Barrel Sample: 91-93
A dense, structured red with plums and currants and hints of cedar and chocolate powder. Medium to full body. Juicy fruit. Flavorful finish. Drink in 2021 and onwards.
Ripe and enticing, with velvety plum sauce and blackberry puree flavors, lined with smoldering black tea, ganache and sweet tobacco notes. Good brambly energy pushes the finish. Has some grip to shed, so cellar in the near term. Best from 2022 through 2036.
The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Lafleur-Gazin, 100% Merlot, displays delicate aromas of crushed cherries, Black Forest cake and baked plums with suggestions of star anise, fenugreek, unsmoked cigars and forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate is chock-full of vibrant red and black berry layers, framed by nice, ripe, rounded tannins and bold freshness, finishing with a spicy kick.
This well-structured wine has firm tannins and rich black fruit in equal proportions. The texture brings in acidity that adds to the ripe fruitiness, pointing to a balanced wine as it ages. Drink from 2022.