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Colour: Red
Producer: Château Le Gay
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol
Grape Variety: Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château Le Gay, Pomerol, 2018

10 cases, 5 bottles
£87.00 per bottle

Tasting Note:

This is the fifth 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. The 2018 is the product of 350 micro-fermentations from the 6.5 hectares on clay and gravel soils 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 in 100% new oak barrels. The production will be roughly 20,000 bottles. There is an abundance of compote fruit, herbs, flowers and plums; sweet and ripe with hints of wood spice. This doesn't have the finesse or style of the best Pomerol estates, but these wines tend to show much better after élevage.

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