Located adjacent to Petrus in Pomerol, where the soils are rich in clay and limestone, Château Gazin shares some of the best terroir in the region. In fact, in 1969, the domaine sold 5.5 hectares to Petrus.
Wines are usually matured in oak barriques (50% new) for 15-18 months and are known to be deep with intense flavours and a smooth texture.
The 2005 Gazin is a big, masculine, full-throttle Pomerol that comes closer to the style of a Pauillac than some of the other Pomerols. Nevertheless, this wine is locked and loaded, with an inky plum/purple color, stunning concentration, a boatload of tannin, and unlimited upside potential. Sweet cassis, plum, vanilla and truffle notes are followed by a dense, deep, profound wine with blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, high extraction, and a multi-layered texture. This is a long distance runner, even for a 2005, and probably won’t even be close to full maturity for another decade. It should easily last 30 or more years. Drink 2015-2045- 96 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate