Chateau Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2016 - Merchant of Wine

Chateau Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2016

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Overview of the Wine

Situated on the northern edge of the plateau of Pomerol, nestled between Château Gazin and Château La Fleur-Pétrus, this wine has been produced by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix since 1976 for the Borderie family, owners since 1930.

The Merlot vines (averaging 30 years of age), are planted on gravel and clay. The Cabernet Franc is planted on silt soils, which encourage a nuanced and full expression of this varietal’s character.

The vineyard management and vinification are carried out traditionally and with great care, producing a plump, supple, fleshy wine with ripe fruit and silky tannins.

Eminently approachable, even in its youth, Lafleur-Gazin is a delightful expression of the lighter style of Pomerol wines.

Grape / Blend

85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc

Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

93 Points - James Suckling (2016)
A beautifully plush and attractively rich Pomerol with aromas of red cherries and plums, framed in cedar and cocoa, as well as notes of earth and undergrowth. The plush palate is undeniably silky yet long and powerfully regal. Terrific balance here. Try from 2022.

93 Points- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016)
The 2016 Lafleur-Gazin is made up of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Medium garnet-purple colored, it simply sings of red roses, cherry cordial, blackberry pie and warm blueberries with suggestions of cinnamon toast and wood smoke. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with tons of juicy red and blue berry flavors, supported by a wonderfully soft, velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed.

92 Points- Wine Spectator (2016)
Rich cherry compote and plum preserve flavors define this wine, while licorice snap, singed alder and tobacco notes fill in the background. Lingering wood spice accents run through the finish, while the fruit hangs on. Best from 2021 through 2031.

92 Points- Wine Enthusiast (2016)
Almost pure Merlot, this dense wine is rich and packed with black fruits. Its concentration and density are massive, with tannins that are almost velvet in character. Drink this wine from 2023.

93 Points - James Suckling (2009)
Complex aromas of cocoa powder, spices, pepper and violets. Full body, with ultra-integrated tannins and beautiful fruit. So focused and pretty.

92 Points - Wine Spectator (2009)
Nicely packed and well-delineated, this shows a lovely beam of linzer torte and cassis running through the middle, with mouthwatering spice and mesquite filling in on the side. Rock-solid on the finish.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2009)
Darkly tannic wine, packed with dryness. The result is firm at this stage, always likely to be full of tannins, but there is delicious fruit under this dryness.



Product size: 750ml

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