Chateau Lafleur-Gazin

Chateau Lafleur-Gazin

The dominant commercial force in Pomerol and St Emilion is the negociant company of Jean-Pierre Moueix. They own a clutch of prime wine estates, have exclusive distribution rights for a further selection and have worked assiduously to promote the lesser lights of the region and its associated appellations.

World-renowned names such as Château Pétrus, Trotanoy, Magdelaine, Lafleur and Lafleur Petrus feature in their portfolio, but one of the less known properties is La Fleur Gazin, situated appropriately between two heavyweights in Lafleur and Gazin.

Pomerol is renowned for producing wines of lush richness, with the fleshiness of the Merlot grape balanced by the firm acidity of the Cabernet Franc to produce wines which, while easy to enjoy young, nevertheless have the capacity to age. Pomerol is a tiny appellation and demand is high, so the effect on prices needs little imagination to calculate, but wines such as this still represent good value as they have yet to scale the lofty heights enjoyed by their better-known neighbours.

The La Fleur Gazin vineyards are planted with a typical Pomerol mix of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. After fermentation the wine spends 20 months ageing in oak barrels, 25% of the barrels are new, each year.

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2009 Ch. Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
Red
2009
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2012 Ch. Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
Red
2012
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2005 Ch. Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
Red
2005
For laying down
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2006 Ch. Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
Red
2006
Ready, but will keep
Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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