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La Gomerie Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 2.52 hectare, vineyard of La Gomerie is planted to 100% old vine, Merlot. The Right Bank vineyard of La Gomerie is located not far from the village of Saint Emilion and close to Beau-Sejour Becot. The vines are close to 35 years of age.
The vineyards are planted to a vine density of 6,250 vines per hectare. The complex terroir actually consists of two different soil types. Sand on top of clay with iron deposits accounts for 73% of their soil. The remainder of the terroir is limestone, which is very similar to the soils that in the vineyards of Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot.
To produce the wine of La Gomerie, extensive work takes place in the vineyards. The crop is deleafed two times before crop thinning takes place. After harvest, which is always done by hand, the fruit is sorted three times, before and after destemming.
The berries are lightly crushed before their 4-day that is not warmer than 6 degrees Celsius. This is followed by a 30 day maceration in truncated, 50 hectoliter, stainless steel tanks. Daily pigeages take place during fermentation. Ecoulage is by gravity flow, malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees is conducted in 100% new, French oak barrels. The Production of La Gomerie is small with an average of only 800 cases of their St. Emilion wine produced per vintage.
When to Drink La Gomerie, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
La Gomerie needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. La Gomerie is usually better with at least 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. La Gomerie offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 5-20 years of age after the vintage.
Serving La Gomerie with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
La Gomerie is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.Chateau La Gomerie is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau La Gomerie is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
In 2011, a fire destroyed a large part of the chateau at La Gomerie. Renovations were completed the following year. However, with the renovations, following the 2012 St. Emilion classification, the final vintage for La Gomerie was 2011. The vines were integrated back into Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot.
The style of La Gomerie is forward, lush and sexy. It is soft, round, opulent and soft, with ripe black plums, black raspberry, chocolate and licorice flavors. Because of its open personality, La Gomerie can be enjoyed young, yet it ages well too.
Château La Gomerie Wine Tasting Notes
10 Vintages 66133 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2011||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
From 100% Merlot, this wine will be aged in 100% new oak. Black pepper, cherry and fat textures open into a chocolate and cherry finish. 89-91
Apr 24, 2012points - Tasted 2876 Views
|2010||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
La Gomerie produced from 100% Merlot offers deep color, silky textures, licorice, with melted black cherries, earth and truffle scents. Sensuous in texture, the wine ends in opulent layers of ripe black raspberries and licorice. 92-94 Pts
Apr 22, 2011points - Tasted 2771 Views
|2009||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
2009 Gomerie, 100% Merlot, is filled with licorice, plums, coffee, chocolate, and black raspberries with hints of jam. Soft, sexy, and round, it blends elegance with opulence, finishing with rich sensations of black raspberries and dark cherries. 92-94 Pts
Jun 28, 2010points - Tasted 2857 Views
|2008||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
2008 La Gomerie with its silky textures and floral, licorice, plum, oak and spice filled aromatics is a winner. The wine is refined opulence and ends with a clean fresh, black velvet finish. 93 Pts
Jul 18, 2009points - Tasted 3249 Views
|2005||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
Right where you want it to be, if you're seeking lush, sexy, supple, textures, truffles, fresh, ripe and over ripe black cherries, a hint of oak, earth and chocolate.
Jun 28, 2015points - Tasted 2356 Views
Starting off with a showy, licorice tinged, perfume with ripe black, red and blue fruit, coffee and toasty oak. Very polished and sexy with more structure than previous vintages allowing this to age and evolve.
Nov 9, 2007points - Tasted 4167 Views
Jammy dark berries, licorice, coffee and spicy scents abound. Round, opulent and sensous in the mouth, this rich, sexy wine is very seductive.
Jun 22, 2007points - Tasted 4017 Views
|2004||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
At full maturity, this medium bodied, flamboyant, lushly textured wine is filled with licorice, black raspberries, plum, chocolate and wet earth characteristics.
Nov 30, 2014points - Tasted 1806 Views
|2001||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
Incredibly seductive says it all. Pure silk and opulent textures allow the perfectly ripe, black cherries, plums, chocolate, licorice and truffle notes to shine. It's good to know that my last bottle was pulled when this is drinking at peak.
Jan 2, 2018points - Tasted 719 Views
|2000||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
My last bottle from the case, as well as the final bottle of La Gomerie in my cellar, as the wine is no longer being made. The attention seeking nose serves up chocolate mint, black cherry, licorice and earthy aromas. Soft and silky, medium/full bodied and fully mature, there is no reason to hold this for further development as it feels like the fruit is about to gently slip from its peak, based on my memory of previous bottles. The wine was made from 100% Merlot.
Aug 28, 2015points - Tasted 3366 Views
The color is still dark. The licorice, black cherry, earth and subtle jam aromas pair well with the plush, round, silky, lush textures. Popped and poured, the wine filled out in the glass after 30 minutes.
May 10, 2014points - Tasted 2681 Views
This floods your pleasure centers with mounds of black raspberry, licorice, minerals, mocha and spice. Soft, plush, elegant and opulent, this full bodied wine feels great as it fills your mouth with intense fresh black plum and blackberry flavors. Close to fully mature, this will probably drink best over the next decade.
Mar 5, 2010points - Tasted 3432 Views
This delivered a lot of black, plummy fruit, licorice and spice on the nose with intriguing hints of minerals. Opulent, soft and plush on the palate with a fresh silk laden finish.
Jan 15, 2009points - Tasted 3373 Views
|1998||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
Fully mature, this sensuous pleasure machine serves up a delicious dose of ripe, dark red fruits dipped in chocolate, licorice and espresso beans. Opulent in texture, with a lush, fruit filled finish, if you have a bottle, drink it as it's really in the perfect spot.
Dec 15, 2015points - Tasted 2437 Views
Licorice, coffee, truffle, black plum and cocoa lead to a seductive, lush, round, fully mature wine with silky tannins and textures.
Jun 11, 2013points - Tasted 2951 Views
Produced from 100% merlot, the perfume offers scents of black raspberry, coffee, licorice, coconut, chocolate and after time in the glass, hints of minerality and tobacco. Opulent, plush and sensuous in texture, this sexy wine ends with sweet berry, fennel and chocolate flavors.
Jan 8, 2011points - Tasted 2961 Views
Blackberry, truffle, fudge and dark cherry in the nose. Soft, round, rich and silky textures. The wine ends with a bitter chocolate, black cherry note. Close to fully mature. Drink over the next 8-10 years.
May 22, 2010points - Tasted 3228 Views
The ball rolling with a spicy, coffee, mocha fennel nose further complicated by black and blue fruits. The full bodied 100% Merlot wine has taken on secondary characteristics. The tannins have melted away. Plush, lush and stylishly sexy, this is a wine for hedonists.
Oct 14, 2008points - Tasted 3017 Views
Dark cherry, herb, raspberry, licorice scents make up the pefume. This round, silky, opulent wine finishes with ample ripe, dark chocolate and plum notes.
Aug 31, 2007points - Tasted 2953 Views
Shiny, black, purple color with slight pinking around the edges. Licorice, Blackberries, plums, wood, truffles, coffee, and chocolate mint ice cream excite the nose. This is a beautiful perfume. Full bodied, low acid, with lots of glycerin and no discernible tannin. Personally, I wish it had more backbone so it could age.
Apr 20, 2004points - Tasted 2371 Views
|1995||Château La Gomerie (St. Émilion)|
The debut vintage for La Gomerie is firm, with a tannic edge, as are most wines from the vintage. The wine lacks the plush, rich textures and layers of fruit found in most subsequent vintages.
Jul 9, 2013points - Tasted 3228 Views
Better on the nose than the palate with its earthy, dark chocolate, plum, mushroom and black cherry nose. The wine is soft in texture, but there is a dryness to the tannins that is peeking through into the finish that mars the finish, giving the wine a slight brawny quality. I’d drink this sooner than later to retain the remaining fruit.
Apr 11, 2013points - Tasted 3325 Views
The debut vintage for the 100% Merlot wine opens with black licorice, black cherry jam, coffee, spice and fresh black raspberries. Sensuous in texture, this fully mature Bordeaux wine ends in a round, supple, fennel and spicy plum finish.
Aug 17, 2011points - Tasted 1992 Views