Château-Le-Gay Pomerol 2008 750ml
SKU: 08CHLEGAY

Château-Le-Gay Pomerol 2008

  • wa94+
  • ws92

750ml
$125.00
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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Brand Château-Le-Gay
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Wine Advocate
  • wa94+

One of the top successes of the vintage, the 2008 Le Gay, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc (13.5% alcohol) was produced from tiny yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet nose of spring flowers intermixed with blueberries, blackberries, dark raspberries, crushed rocks and white chocolate. Full-bodied, super intense and extremely promising (although it is unusually backward for a 2008), it will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and may merit an even higher score in a decade or so. It should last for 30+ years, making it one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage.

Robert Parker, May 2011
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Racy blackberry and graphite notes are framed by light toast and mineral in this vibrant, expressive red. The ripe tannins are well-integrated and give backbone to the plush texture. There's beautiful balance, with depth and drive. Drink now through 2020. 1,500 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, April 30, 2011