Jeb Dunnuck
James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Chateau Lafleur Gazin 2017

Product description

Pretty purplish purple colour. The nose is fruity, of sound intensity, revealing notes of blackberries, cassis and eucalyptus. The attack is sweet, and the wine is tasty on the palate, with precise tannins and no dominance of wood. 

The vineyard management and vinification are carried out traditionally and with great care, producing a plump, supple, fleshy wine with ripe fruit and silky tannins. Eminently approachable, even in its youth, Lafleur-Gazin is a delightful expression of the lighter style of Pomerol wines.

93 Points - James Suckling

A dense, structured red with plums and currants and hints of cedar and chocolate powder. Medium to full body. Juicy fruit. Flavorful finish. Drink in 2021 and onwards.

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Bright cherries, raspberries, and floral notes round out the 2017 Château Lafleur-Gazin, a plump, sexy, seductive Pomerol with beautiful purity and elegance. Made from 100% Merlot on well-drained gravel, clay, and sandy soils, it has ripe tannin, juicy acidity, and, again, terrific purity of fruit. This estate, which falls under the Moueix umbrella, has produced a successful Pomerol.

92 Points - Wine Spectator

Ripe and enticing, with velvety plum sauce and blackberry puree flavours, lined with smouldering black tea, ganache and sweet tobacco notes. Good brambly energy pushes the finish. It has some grip to shed, so cellar in the near term—best from 2022 through 2036.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

This well-structured wine has firm tannins and rich black fruit in equal proportions. The texture brings in acidity that adds to the ripe fruitiness, pointing to a balanced wine as it ages. Drink from 2022.

91+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The medium to deep garnet-purple coloured 2017 Lafleur-Gazin, 100% Merlot, displays delicate aromas of crushed cherries, Black Forest cake and baked plums with suggestions of star anise fenugreek, unsmoked cigars and forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate is chock-full of vibrant red and black berry layers, framed by nice, ripe, rounded tannins and bold freshness, finishing with a spicy kick.