2005 Chateau Le Gay 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 95+
Vinous Media: 90-93
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"Licorice and blackberry with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. All in finesse." (WS)

"The 2005 Le Gay is a massive, masculine Pomerol, very much in the style of Gazin, but showing much more minerality, abundant blue and black fruits, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and loads of tannin in a youthful, backward style, even at age 10. Give this wine at least another 5-10 years of cellaring and drink it over the following quarter-century." (WA)

"Deep ruby-red. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, espresso, mocha, toffee, licorice and flowers. Lush, fine-grained and seamless; covers the palate in a wave of sappy fruit. Harmonious acidity gives the wine good verve and leavens its sweetness. Finishes with sweet tannins and superb length and thrust." (VM)