"This may be the first time in the history of this estate that Gazin has been made from 100% Merlot. That was the favored cepage (grape varietal) in 2012, and Gazin has produced a powerful, concentrated, dark plum/purple-hued wine displaying notes of balsam wood, forest floor, camphor, blackberries and cassis. As the wine sits in the glass, hints of white chocolate and espresso roast (no doubt from the barrels used) emerge. Full, rich and intense, this impressive 2012 reminds me of the 2001, only slightly more masculine. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades."
Robert Parker 93-95 Punkte
Quelle: "The Wine Advocate", issue 206 auf www.erobertparker.com
"Nicolas de Bailliencourt told me that the Cabernet Franc was affected by rot this year, so the Grand Vin is 100% Merlot picked between 20th September and 4th October. It has plenty of ripe raspberry and fresh strawberry fruit on the nose with hints of dark plum underneath – the oak neatly integrated. The palate is well balanced with firm, grainy tannins. There is good structure here, fine focus, with a lovely touch of white pepper on the expressive finish. Good potential. Tasted April 2013."
Neal Martin 91-93 Punkte
Quelle:"Wine Journal" May 2013 auf www.erobertparker.com