Château Gazin, 2015 Update

Near the northern boundary of the Pomerol appellation, on the banks of the Barbanne, sits Château Gazin, the wines of which are a perennial favourite with many drinkers. Although the château occupies a peripheral position, the vineyards extend up onto some of the best parts of Pomerol’s gravelly plateau, running alongside those of Petrus, which is after all located just around the corner. No wonder the wines of this estate, which has been in the hands of the Bailliencourt family since the early 20th century, have proven so popular over the years.

Château Gazin

In April 2015 I met up with Christophe de Bailliencourt in order to hear about some recent developments at Château Gazin, and to taste some recent vintages.

Recent Developments

Passing by Château Gazin during the primeur tastings in April 2015 I was struck by the fact that the section of vineyard directly in front of the château had been uprooted, presumably to be replanted anew. I asked Christophe what his intentions were.

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