Made from near-miniscule yields of just 15-20 hectolitres per hectare, Le Gay’s wines – typically a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc – are concentrated, deeply flavoured and provide the rich, opulent texture one would expect from a solid Pomerol. One that certainly stands up to its illustrious neighbours – Domaine de l’Eglise, Chateau Gazin and Chateau Lafleur-Petrus to name a few – and indeed at a much fairer price. It is aged in oak casks for 18-20 months. Le Gay is a Pomerol property on the rise.
"The 2014 Le Gay is blessed with a fabulous bouquet of brambly red berry fruit tinged with black truffle, roasted chestnut and just a hint of hung game. There is marvelous energy here, the aromatics keeping you engaged. The palate is medium-bodied with superb purity, certainly very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Sure, there is a veneer of vanilla oak to be assimilated on the finish, but there is such depth and persistence that this will be no problem. This surpasses my expectations from barrel and continues the fine form of this Pomerol estate" - 93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Le Gay has a perfumed and ebullient bouquet with blackberry, leather and warm brick aromas. I appreciate the delineation here and the manner in which it blossoms in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well balanced and gentle in style, caressing with pure strawberry and cranberry scents towards the elegant finish. This is a great Le Gay. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." - 94 points, Vinous
Producer: Château Le Gay
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
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