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Château Le Gay





Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château Le Gay, Pomerol, 2016

6x75cl £553.39

1 case Equiv. £92.23 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

This is the third vintage to be micro-vinified in their very impressive new cellar. Wine-maker, Marcello Pelleriti now has 470 barrels instead of the 12 large vats he used to work with. This enables much more precise vinifications. Produced from 6.5 hectares surrounding the Chateau (next to Lafleur and the original plot of La Fleur Petrus), the final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and will be aged for 15 months in 100% new Darnajou barrels. The production will be roughly 18,000 bottles. Plush mulberry and liqueur cherries - there's plenty going on here, but it feels like the kid glove feel to wine-making removes some of the energy. This isn't dynamic and shimmering like the best wines on the plateau. That said, there is plenty of extract and fruit and a nice chocolate and velour finish. Polished but not engaging.

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