Chateau Lafleur Gazin Pomerol Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Lafleur Gazin Chateau

Learn everything about Chateau Lafleur Gazin Pomerol with wine tasting notes and wine-with-food pairing tips. Learn the best vintages, a history of the property, and information on winemaking and vineyards. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Lafleu-Gazin History, Overview

Chateau Lafleur-Gazin is situated not far from Chateau Lafleur and close to Chateau Gazin. As you can easily surmise, that location is where Chateau Lafleur-Gazin takes its name from.

In fact, Lafleur-Gazin is also situated very close to the famous Petrus vineyards as well! The question is, as it’s located next to so many famous names in Pomerol, it’s a wonder as to why this property does not produce a more exciting Bordeaux wine. How does that happen?

Owned by the Delfour-Borderie family, Madame Delfour-Borderie is in charge of the estate. Under a long-term rental agreement, Chateau Lafleur-Gazin has been farmed and managed on the winemaking and commercial end by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix since 1976.

This is not the first time the vineyard has been under a leasing agreement. Back in the early 20th century, the estate had a similar arrangement with a different Bordeaux Negociant.

In 2021, Chateau Lafleur-Gazin was sold to ETS. Moueix who as you probably already know are more than well-acquainted with Pomerol, as they already numerous neighboring vineyards including Chateau Trotanoy, Chateau La-FleurPetrus, Chateau Latour Pomerol and other famous estates in Pomerol and in St. Emilion.

Chateau Lafleur-Gazin Vineyard, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 8.5-hectare Pomerol vineyard of Chateau Lafleur-Gazin is planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, which shows an increase in the Merlot and a decrease in the Cabernet Franc planted here.

The terroir of Lafleur-Gazin consists of silt, gravel, clay, iron, and sandy soils. While it appears that they are on good terroir, that is not the case. The vineyard is in two distinct sections with one part having more gravel with clay soils and the other section having more sand on its slopes.

On average, the vines are kept at 30 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,000 vines per hectare. The average annual production of Chateau Lafleur-Gazin is close to 3,500 cases of Bordeaux wine per year.

For the production of the wine at Lafleur-Gazin, two laser sorting tables have been in use since 2009. The winery uses thermoregulated concrete vats and since 2004, some stainless tanks were added for the fermentation. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The press wine is added or not during the barrel aging.

The wine of Chateau Lafleur-Gazin is then aged in 25% new, French oak barrels for an average of between 18 to 20 months before bottling. The Right Bank wine is racked 3-4 times per year and is fined using egg whites in the second winter. Chateau Lafleur-Gazin does not produce a second wine.

The best vintages of Chateau Lafleur-Gazin are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2001, and 2000, However, starting in 2015, the quality of wine produced here took a big leap in quality. 2020 is the finest vintage ever produced here in the history of the estate.

When to Drink Chateau Lafleur-Gazin, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Lafleur-Gazin can be enjoyed on the young side with an hour or two of decanting. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. The wine is better with 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. In the best years, Chateau Lafleur-Gazin will be at its best between 5 and 12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Lafleur-Gazin with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Lafleur-Gazin is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Lafleur-Gazin is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Lafleur-Gazin is also good with Asian dishes, and hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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Château Lafleur-Gazin Wine Tasting Notes

17 Vintages 72,285 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2022
91
With flowers, orange rind, cocoa, and plums in the nose, the wine is medium-bodied, forward, reserved, and classic with its textures and earthy, savory-edged, red pit fruit finish. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2023-2037. 90-92 Pts.

With flowers, orange rind, cocoa, and plums in the nose, the wine is medium-bodied, forward, reserved, and classic with its textures and earthy, savory-edged, red pit fruit finish. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2023-2037. 90-92 Pts.

2,232 Views   Tasted
2021
91
Flowers, orange rind, truffle and savory herbs, the wine is medium-bodied, classic, chalky and earthy in the red pit fruit packed finish. Drink from 2023-2038. 90-92

Flowers, orange rind, truffle and savory herbs, the wine is medium-bodied, classic, chalky and earthy in the red pit fruit packed finish. Drink from 2023-2038. 90-92

1,449 Views   Tasted
2020
92
Richly colored, elegant, silky, fresh, ripe, refined and plummy, the wine is fresh with strong floral accents that come along with truffle, cocoa and thyme in the perfume. Soft, vibrant and with finesse to the texture, this is an exciting vintage here, if not the best ever. Give it 5 years or so bottle before pulling a cork. 91-93 Pts

Richly colored, elegant, silky, fresh, ripe, refined and plummy, the wine is fresh with strong floral accents that come along with truffle, cocoa and thyme in the perfume. Soft, vibrant and with finesse to the texture, this is an exciting vintage here, if not the best ever. Give it 5 years or so bottle before pulling a cork. 91-93 Pts

2,307 Views   Tasted
2019
91
Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, crisp, savory and a bit chewy on the medium-bodied palate. The wine quickly hones in on its bright, energetic red fruits. You should be able to enjoy this with only a modicum of aging. Drink from 2023-2035.

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, crisp, savory and a bit chewy on the medium-bodied palate. The wine quickly hones in on its bright, energetic red fruits. You should be able to enjoy this with only a modicum of aging. Drink from 2023-2035.

1,652 Views   Tasted
Sweet cherries, flowers and earthy aromas resonate here. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied soft, earthy, fresh, refined and is already easy to drink. 90-92 Pts

Sweet cherries, flowers and earthy aromas resonate here. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied soft, earthy, fresh, refined and is already easy to drink. 90-92 Pts

3,764 Views   Tasted
2018
91
With a nose displaying flowers, spice, wet earth, licorice, cherries and plums, you also enjoy a soft textured, medium-bodied, silky textured, savory mid-palate finishing with sweet, red cherries. This is one of the best vintages I've tasted of La Fleur Gazin. Give it a few years in the bottle before pulling a cork.

With a nose displaying flowers, spice, wet earth, licorice, cherries and plums, you also enjoy a soft textured, medium-bodied, silky textured, savory mid-palate finishing with sweet, red cherries. This is one of the best vintages I've tasted of La Fleur Gazin. Give it a few years in the bottle before pulling a cork.

1,886 Views   Tasted
Black cherry, licorice, wet earth and a touch of smoke on the nose open the perfume. The wine is medium bodied, elegant, soft and fresh with a plummy, cocoa and coffee bean sensation in the finish. This is one of the best vintages I've tasted of La Fleur Gazin. Give it a few years in the bottle before pulling a cork. 90-92 Pts

Black cherry, licorice, wet earth and a touch of smoke on the nose open the perfume. The wine is medium bodied, elegant, soft and fresh with a plummy, cocoa and coffee bean sensation in the finish. This is one of the best vintages I've tasted of La Fleur Gazin. Give it a few years in the bottle before pulling a cork. 90-92 Pts

3,070 Views   Tasted
2017
90
Medium bodied, soft, elegant charmer with sweet red fruits, licorice and earth in an open, early drinking style.

Medium bodied, soft, elegant charmer with sweet red fruits, licorice and earth in an open, early drinking style.

3,002 Views   Tasted
2016
90
Medium bodied, forward, soft, easy drinking Pomerol with silky red fruits, a hint of thyme and herbal notes from start to finish. Enjoy this easy drinking wine over the next decade or so.

Medium bodied, forward, soft, easy drinking Pomerol with silky red fruits, a hint of thyme and herbal notes from start to finish. Enjoy this easy drinking wine over the next decade or so.

4,204 Views   Tasted
Fresh, soft, open, medium bodied, elegant with charm and early drinkability, this is going to best in its youth.

Fresh, soft, open, medium bodied, elegant with charm and early drinkability, this is going to best in its youth.

3,650 Views   Tasted
2015
90
Medium-bodied, fresh, soft, elegant and forward with cherry-tinged fruit, this wine has smooth textures and freshness in the finish. 89 - 91 Pts

Medium-bodied, fresh, soft, elegant and forward with cherry-tinged fruit, this wine has smooth textures and freshness in the finish. 89 - 91 Pts

3,250 Views   Tasted
2014
87
A medium-bodied, easy drinking wine centered on red fruits, spices and earth. This will be best in its youth. 85-88 Pts

A medium-bodied, easy drinking wine centered on red fruits, spices and earth. This will be best in its youth. 85-88 Pts

2,632 Views   Tasted
2013
86
Light red cherry and strawberry in character, this ready-to-drink Pomerol should be consumed on the early side. 85-87 Pts

Light red cherry and strawberry in character, this ready-to-drink Pomerol should be consumed on the early side. 85-87 Pts

3,081 Views   Tasted
2012
87
Medium bodied with earthy plum notes and black raspberries in the soft, short finish. This is an early drinker that is not going to make old bones.

Medium bodied with earthy plum notes and black raspberries in the soft, short finish. This is an early drinker that is not going to make old bones.

3,675 Views   Tasted
With cherry blossom and earthy notes, this medium-bodied wine is simple, soft, sweet and sour with dark cherry and hints of cocoa found in the finish. 86-88 Pts

With cherry blossom and earthy notes, this medium-bodied wine is simple, soft, sweet and sour with dark cherry and hints of cocoa found in the finish. 86-88 Pts

4,054 Views   Tasted
2011
87
Earthy black cherry with soft textures, medium body and a sweet, round cherry-filled finish. 87-89 Pts

Earthy black cherry with soft textures, medium body and a sweet, round cherry-filled finish. 87-89 Pts

4,942 Views   Tasted
2010
89
2010 Lafleur Gazin The property takes its name from its strategic location, next to Lafleur and Gazin and not from Petrus. Earth, chocolate, and spicy plum flavors are found in this medium bodied wine that ends with a fresh, blackberry, cocoa powder and cherry finish. 88-90 Pts

2010 Lafleur Gazin The property takes its name from its strategic location, next to Lafleur and Gazin and not from Petrus. Earth, chocolate, and spicy plum flavors are found in this medium bodied wine that ends with a fresh, blackberry, cocoa powder and cherry finish. 88-90 Pts

4,829 Views   Tasted
2009
86
Earthy, medium bodied, with a crisp, red plum personality and dusty tannins. This is not up to the level of the vintage.

Earthy, medium bodied, with a crisp, red plum personality and dusty tannins. This is not up to the level of the vintage.

4,483 Views   Tasted
2008
86
Medium bodied, low key Pomerol with a red cherry core of fruit that is fully ready to drink.

Medium bodied, low key Pomerol with a red cherry core of fruit that is fully ready to drink.

3,889 Views   Tasted
08 Château La Fleur Gazin. This château is located on the plateau close to Petrus and Lafleur. The wine shows some black fruit, chocolate, and raspberry on the nose. It was made in a light style. It has a nice feel on the palate and ends with a soft, plum finish.

08 Château La Fleur Gazin. This château is located on the plateau close to Petrus and Lafleur. The wine shows some black fruit, chocolate, and raspberry on the nose. It was made in a light style. It has a nice feel on the palate and ends with a soft, plum finish.

3,768 Views   Tasted
2007
84
Fully mature, pleasant, but short, easy drinking, cherry filled wine. There is no reason to age this any longer.

Fully mature, pleasant, but short, easy drinking, cherry filled wine. There is no reason to age this any longer.

2,505 Views   Tasted
2005
84
Light in color and weight, with cherry and earthy aromas, the wine ends with red fruit, spice and some green flavors. This should be drunk up sooner than later

Light in color and weight, with cherry and earthy aromas, the wine ends with red fruit, spice and some green flavors. This should be drunk up sooner than later

3,961 Views   Tasted