2010 Chateau Le Gay (Case of Six)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92-95
Wine Advocate: 95-97+
Jeff Leve: 92-94
James Suckling: 93-94
Red Wine

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"Rich but refined, with a pure core of raspberry, cherry and plum fruit. There's a gorgeous, silky feel through the finish. Very long. No heat here it's all style." (WS)

"The 2010 Le Gay is another extraordinary achievement from proprietoress Catherine Pere-Verge, who purchased this estate in 2004. A tiny production of around 1,300 cases achieved 13.5% natural alcohol and the final blend was 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by a distinctive perfume of liqueur of rocks, blueberries, blackberries, truffles and a subtle hint of oak. Extremely tannic, full-bodied, structured, masculine and backward with abundant minerality as well as ferocious extract and intensity, this 2010 requires at least a decade or cellaring. It should keep for three decades or more. " (WA)

"Le Gay - In 2010, with the help of the new managing director, Jerome Ducasse, (who replaced Jean-Christophe Meyrou,) the estate produced a wine from blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Scents of oak, flowers, jammy black raspberries and chocolate are coupled with a concentrated, juicy black and red plum finish." (JL)

"A beautiful solid core of ripe fruit with coffee and light vanilla. Tobacco too. Full and dense, with polished tannins and bright acidity." (JS)