2008 Château La Croix de Gay Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2008 Château La Croix de Gay  (Pomerol) 88

Medium-bodied, lighter-styled, earthy, silky, fully developed wine with a soft, earth, and savory, plum character that will be at its best over the next 5 years or so. 88 Points

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When to Drink Chateau La Croix de Gay, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Croix de Gay can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour to 90 minutes. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Croix de Gay is usually better with at least 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau La Croix de Gay offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Croix de Gay with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Croix de Gay 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 Croix de Gay 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 Croix de Gay is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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