Chateau Gazin, Pomerol 2015
The 2015 Gazin has a perfumed bouquet with layers of black cherry, raspberry coulis and truffle scents, more welcoming and sensual than the wines a decade ago from barrel when they intermittently felt under-ripe. There is none of that here for sure. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit on the entry. There is excellent structure here, a masculine Gazin with plenty of grip, counterbalanced by abundant tertiary, tobacco-tinged black fruit.
Chateau Nenin, Pomerol 2010
This Pomerol wine offers great aromatic complexity, with notes of red and black berries, as well as a nice touch of terroir that can be interpreted as "mineral". This is a refined wine but with a gorgeous weight and a substance that is perfectly balanced. The vintage effect brings to the glass this certain freshness of 2010 Pomerol, a fresh energy that helps extend the weight of this wine into a particularly long finish. These characteristics, along with its great ageing potential, make this vintage one of the most successful in the modern history of Château Nénin. A superb Pomerol.
Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Julien 2015
It has a typical Léoville-Poyferré bouquet at this stage: quite bullish and forthright, packed full of dense black cherries, red plum and cassis, the 85% new oak pronounced, but will be subsumed with bottle age. The palate is full-bodied with mouth-coating tannin: layers of graphite-infused black fruit, cedar and mint, almost Pauillac-like in personality with a sustained graphite finish. This is a sophisticated Saint Julien built for long-term ageing.
Chateau Le Gay, Pomerol 2015
It has a fragrant bouquet with delineated red cherries, crushed strawberry and hints of vanilla from the 100% new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, ripe and rounded in the mouth, very well balanced and very smooth.
Chateau Pontet Canet 5eme Grand Cru Classe, Pauillac 2015
This grand Pauillac property delivers awesome flavours in 2015. You can't help but enjoy this magnificently ripe, sturdy, smoky claret. It has the cedary Pauillac characteristic. The tannins are pleasingly silky, and there is tremendous balance. Creamy blackberries and a precise shape, lead to a fruit-dominant finish hat tingles in the mouth. It needs some bottle age, but it follows the tradition of great wine from this leading estate. It's rich and powerful, but elegant and sweet.
Chateau Senejac, Haut Medoc 2015
Good intensity of black and red plum notes with hints of stewed tea, menthol and cassis plus an earthy undercurrent of underbrush and fungi. Medium-bodied, the palate offers plenty of juicy fruit with a chewy frame and a refreshing lift to the finish, making for a great everyday quaffing red!
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande 'Reserve De La Comtesse', Pauillac 2015
The 2015 Réserve de la Comtesse is a superb second wine. Time in barrel and egg white fining have softened some of the tannins the 2015 showed as a barrel sample, but the fruit intensity, pedigree and class of the estate are all in the glass. Black cherry graphite, smoke and licorice are some of the many notes that infuse this potent, almost shockingly virile Comtesse.
Chateau Lafon Rochet 4eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Estephe 2015
Deep in color, with cedar wood, spice, blackberry and gravel scents, this medium/full bodied, tannic, masculine wine requires time before the ample tannins soften and everything comes together.
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