A couple of hours of decanting will reward you with truffle, chocolate covered plum, boysenberry, mint, coconut and violet aromatics. Polished, tannins, with a long plummy finish wrap everything up nicely.
Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10%
An historic Pomerol estate dating back, originally as Domaine du Gay, to at least 1845. The 10.5 hectare vineyard is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has a terroir of clay and gravel soil on the Pomerol plateau., and is farmed using sustainable farming techniques. The yields are kept low in order to produce concentrated, complex wines.
The wines of Chateau Le Gay in the 1940’s and 1950’s remain legendary, but by the late 1970’s and 1980’s they'd become a hard, tannic, austere, beefy style of Pomerol. Starting with 2005, the quality and style from this great terroir took a giant leap forward, and Le Gay has again been established as one of the leading Pomerol estates.