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2005 Château Le Gay (750ml)
Producer: Château Le Gay chateau-legay.com
Appellation: Pomerol - Libournais - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$150.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 9, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com
4 stars "Modern in style, vanilla and dark fruit notes but undoubtedly has the depth and panache of a fine wine. Ripe, spicy, oak well absorbed, big tannic frame, overall balance. Good potential. Drink 2013-2025. (17.5 points)" Best 2013-2025
rated: April 21, 2009 , Robert Partker
95 points "The finest Le Gay produced since the post World War II era, the 2005 even eclipses the fabulous 1982 and 1989. This inky/purple-hued effort reflects the commitment of proprietress Catherine Pere-Verge. An extraordinary perfume of blueberries, blackberries, flowers, truffles, and a touch of steely minerality is followed by a massive wine of exceptional concentration, a multilayered texture, phenomenal purity, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. It is a massive, old style, pure, rich Pomerol that should only be purchased by patient connoisseurs as gratification will need to be deferred for at least a decade. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040+." Best 2018-2040
rated: April 21, 2009 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
93 points
rated: April 21, 2009 , Steve Tanzer
92 points "Dark red-ruby. Plum, mocha, minerals and coffee on the nose. Supple, lush and sweet, with captivating flavors of raspberry, toffee, coffee, mocha and iron. Wonderfully pliant and appealing Pomerol, finishing with sweet, tongue-dusting tannins and excellent length."