2008 Château Le Gay Pomerol Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2008 Château Le Gay  (Pomerol) 94

A bit reserved, this can use another 2-3 years in the cellar before all its richly textured, full-bodied, multi-layered black plum, espresso, truffle, violet, and cocoa charms are fully ready to imbibe. This is going to be worth the wait. 94 Points

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Just starting to develop its secondary aromatic profile you find truffle, licorice, smoke, wet earth and sweet red fruits. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, lush, round and tannic. The wine needs at least 5 more years in the cellar to allow for more softening and secondary development. 94 Points

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2008 Le Gay is filled with truffles, Asian spice fresh plums and oak in the nose. On the palate the wine is rich and intense with layers of ripe black cherries, chocolate, licorice and blackberry. 96 Pts

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08 Château Le Gay comes from iron enriched clay soils. Intense floral scents with dark berries, chocolate, oak, and vanilla abound. Full bodied and intensely concentrated with layers of sexy flavors, this decadent wine fills your palate with ripe plums and black fruit. 94-97 96 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Le Gay, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Le Gay is much better with at least 10-12 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Le Gay offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-40 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Le Gay with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

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