Chateau GAZIN Pomerol "L'Hospitalet de Gazin" 2012
Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting notes: Young, the wines present notes of roasted coffee and red and black fruits, but time then reveals more subtle aromas of fine leather, spices, and truffle.
About the Winery: It was at the beginning of the 20th century that Louis Soualle, great-grandfather of the current owners, acquired Chateau Gazin, which is managed by his descendants today. At the heart of the famous clay-gravelly plateau of Pomerol, the vines of Chateau Gazin cover 24 ha in one piece, a very large area for the appellation.
Anecdote: Gazin is built on the remains of the hospital built by the Knights of Malta in the 12th century to accommodate pilgrims to St Jacques de Compostela.
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