Ch. Le Gay Bordeaux 2010

Merlot from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 03-Dec-2012
Not to be confused with the Ch. Le Gay of Pomerol. A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc from 30 y.o. vines from a 21 ha estate situated at Artigues-pres Bordeaux near the N89 between Bordeaux and Libourne, the property owned by the Boursaud family since 1922. 13.5% alc. Very dark, deep and full purple-hued, black-red colour. The nose is fresh with ripe aromas of dark plum and blackberry fruit with notes of boysenberries. An underlying rustic, herb-tinged earthiness emerges in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate features firm, slightly grippy tannins with a little coarseness. The fruit flavours of sweet, dark plums and blackberries are combined with an earth and herbal aspect, and are open and up-front. The tannins provide the palate line and drive leading to a moderately long and sustained, dry finish. This is a fulsome, well-extracted and slightly rustic claret with up-front, ripe fruit. Serve with barbecued red meat over the next 5-6+ years. 16.0+/20 Dec 2012 RRP $16.95

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