Barrel Sample: 91-94
Extremely rich and opulent nose of ripe fruit and meat with flowers, following through to a full body with round, juicy and chewy tannins that are polished and rather soft. Intense finish. Try after 2024.
Black fruits and structured tannins are happily balanced by this wine’s freshness. The Merlot gives a huge feel to the wine, not beating about the bush in its density and concentration. At the end, though, there is fruitiness and the promise of freshness as the wine matures. Drink from 2027.
Gorgeously silky texture, this is a lovely ripped, muscular Pomerol, although the high alcohol slightly threatens the balance overall on the finish. Drinking Window 2024 - 2038
Just an up-front, incredibly charming, irresistible Pomerol, the 2018 Château Lafleur-Gazin offers up a smorgasbord-like nose of red and black cherries, flowery incense, spice, and cedary herbs. With loads of sweet fruit, this plush, layered, sexy 2018 has sweet tannins, no hard edges, and the class to evolve and drink well for 10-15 years.
Made from 100% Merlot, the 2018 Lafleur-Gazin has a medium to deep garnet-purple color, galloping out of the glass with expressive notes of baked plums, stewed black cherries and blueberry preserves, plus hints of pencil lead, iodine and dried mint. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with robust black fruit preserves, framed by chewy tannin's and just enough freshness, finishing with a minty/medicinal kick.