2010 Chateau Le Gay, Pomerol (12 x Bottle)

France Bordeaux Pomerol

The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even better than my wildly enthusiastic tasting notes from barrel might have predicted. Inky opaque purple, and presenting a formidable and foreboding nose of camphor, black truffles, graphite, blueberries and blackberries as well as hints of smoked meats and floral nuances. Just about everything seems to be present in this smorgasbord of aromatics delights. The wine hits the palate with power, richness and purity, full-bodied texture, and enormous intensity. The final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring, based on its masculinity and structure, and should easily eclipse 20-40 years in a good cellar.

2010 Chateau Le Gay, Pomerol (12 x Bottle)

The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even better than my wildly enthusiastic tasting notes from barrel might have predicted. Inky opaque purple, and presenting a formidable and foreboding nose of camphor, black truffles, graphite, blueberries and blackberries as well as hints of smoked meats and floral nuances. Just about everything seems to be present in this smorgasbord of aromatics delights. The wine hits the palate with power, richness and purity, full-bodied texture, and enormous intensity. The final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring, based on its masculinity and structure, and should easily eclipse 20-40 years in a good cellar.

France Bordeaux Pomerol
Sub-Region Pomerol
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Vintage 2010
Colour Red

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Vinous

The 2010 Le Gay has a superb bouquet with gravel-tinged red fruit, a little tertiary in style but very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and silky smooth with gentle grip towards the finish. It might need a little more complexity to develop, but it has great potential. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.

93 Points / Drinking 2022 - 2040

By Neal Martin / April 2020

Vinous

Saturated bright ruby-purple. Black cherry and licorice on the enticing nose, plus hints of cocoa and vanilla. Sweet and creamy in the mouth, with harmonious acidity framing and lifting the concentrated, ripe cassis, black cherry and chocolate flavors. Finishes firm, but with fine-grained tannins providing support to the creamy, soft flavors. Plenty of fresh acidity also helps to extend the flavors on the long finish. A very impressive wine–much better and less aggressively tannic than it appeared to be when I tasted it last spring.

94 Points

By Stephen Tanzer / December 2014

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even better than my wildly enthusiastic tasting notes from barrel might have predicted. Inky opaque purple, and presenting a formidable and foreboding nose of camphor, black truffles, graphite, blueberries and blackberries as well as hints of smoked meats and floral nuances. Just about everything seems to be present in this smorgasbord of aromatics delights. The wine hits the palate with power, richness and purity, full-bodied texture, and enormous intensity. The final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring, based on its masculinity and structure, and should easily eclipse 20-40 years in a good cellar.

99 Points / Drinking 2021 - 2061

By Robert M. Parker, Jr. / February 2013

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Le Gay rolls out of the glass with notes of dried mulberries, prunes and figs plus nuances of cedar chest, bay leaves and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate gives just enough maturing fruit flavors to match the sturdy frame, finishing on a stewed tea note.

93 Points / Drinking 2020 - 2035

By Lisa Perrotti-Brown / March 2020