One of the most underrated wines from the Pomerol 'plateau'. Ripe, dense and complex to smell, deep soy notes lifted by floral, spice characters. Supple, sweet palate, well structured and complex with layers of rich fruit. Lively mid-palate and fine length. Excellent. (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.)
The 2015 Le Gay comes from the 6.5-hectare Pomerol estate, of which 2.09 hectares are currently being restructured. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked from 27 September until 8 October at one degree lower alcohol than Montviel; it has a fragrant bouquet with delineated red cherries, crushed strawberry and hints of vanilla from the 100% new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, ripe and rounded in the mouth, very well balanced and very smooth. This just glides across the mouth and once that new oak has been absorbed, this will be a gorgeous Le Gay to behold. Do not overlook this Cru because it has been on a roll in recent years.
– eRobertParker.com, April 2016
Goes for a showy style and pulls it off, with a cashmere feel to the layers of warm fig, blackberry coulis and plum reduction. Ganache and warm espresso notes line the hedonistic finish.
– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, April 2016)
A tight and racy red with walnut skin, pecan nuts, chili and spice. Blackberry. Full body, round texture. Chewy. Very promising. Like the great Le Gays from the 1980s.
– jamessuckling.com, April 2016
Polished crimson. Some freshness on the nose though clearly very ripe and sweet too. Creamy and spicy. Just the right side of overripe. A little bit severe and yeast-extracty on the end. But there is lots humming away here on the palate. I may be underscoring this wine. Drink 2025-2040.
– jancisrobinson.com, Apr 2016
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