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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 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.
Chateau Lafleur-Gazin Vineyard, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
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 for most of their vineyard, which is on the sandy soils on the 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.
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, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Château Lafleur-Gazin Wine Tasting Notes
13 Vintages 45,691 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2018||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
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
1,585 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
|2017||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
Medium bodied, soft, elegant charmer with sweet red fruits, licorice and earth in an open, early drinking style.
1,602 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|2016||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
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.
1,327 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019
Fresh, soft, open, medium bodied, elegant with charm and early drinkability, this is going to best in its youth.
1,875 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
Medium-bodied, fresh, soft, elegant and forward with cherry-tinged fruit, this wine has smooth textures and freshness in the finish. 89 - 91 Pts
2,367 Views Tasted Apr 27, 2016
|2014||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
A medium-bodied, easy drinking wine centered on red fruits, spices and earth. This will be best in its youth. 85-88 Pts
2,371 Views Tasted Apr 24, 2015
|2013||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
Light red cherry and strawberry in character, this ready-to-drink Pomerol should be consumed on the early side. 85-87 Pts
2,597 Views Tasted Apr 25, 2014
|2012||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
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.
2,822 Views Tasted May 15, 2015
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
3,372 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2013
|2011||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
Earthy black cherry with soft textures, medium body and a sweet, round cherry-filled finish. 87-89 Pts
4,048 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2012
|2010||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
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
4,638 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2011
|2009||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
Earthy, medium bodied, with a crisp, red plum personality and dusty tannins. This is not up to the level of the vintage.
4,238 Views Tasted Nov 24, 2014
|2008||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
Medium bodied, low key Pomerol with a red cherry core of fruit that is fully ready to drink.
3,597 Views Tasted May 4, 2016
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.
3,509 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2009
|2007||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
Fully mature, pleasant, but short, easy drinking, cherry filled wine. There is no reason to age this any longer.
2,309 Views Tasted May 28, 2014
|2005||Château Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)|
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
3,434 Views Tasted Jul 18, 2011