Extrem dunkles Purpur mit violetten Reflexen. Verrücktes Bouquet, rote Pflaumen, Kamille, Melisse und Cakesfrüchte, ein Hauch von trockenem Karamell. Im Gaumen beeindruckend und von erhabener Grösse, viel Pflaumentöne, fettes Extrakt mit fleischigen Konturen, ausgeglichene Adstringenz. Schon wieder ein fast monumentaler Le Gay.
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. 18 Monate in neuen französischen Barriques gereift.
The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even better than my wildly enthusiastic tasting notes from barrel might have predicted. Inky opaque purple, and presenting a formidable and foreboding nose of camphor, black truffles, graphite, blueberries and blackberries as well as hints of smoked meats and floral nuances. Just about everything seems to be present in this smorgasbord of aromatics delights. The wine hits the palate with power, richness and purity, full-bodied texture, and enormous intensity. The final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring, based on its masculinity and structure, and should easily eclipse 20-40 years in a good cellar. This tiny gem of a property has been pushing the quality envelope aggressively since it was purchased by proprietress Catherine Pere-Verge in 2004, and it has hit pay dirt in 2010. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. Ageing for 18 months in new french basrrel oaks.
Chateau Le Gay | Pomerol | Frankreich