Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Gazin and Suduiraut

There’s a possibility that things are beginning to warm up, as we’ve seen two very interesting releases this afternoon.

The first, the popular Pomerol of Gazin, which Robert Parker gave 93-95 points and described as “remarkable”. We enjoyed this greatly; perhaps a more modern style than some more classic Pomerol, but an appealing and attractive wine nonetheless.

2010 Château Gazin, Pomerol
£279 per case of 6 bottles in bond
The delightful nose of summer pudding fruits and a touch of almond is most attractive. Good length and structure support the fruit and offer a complete wine. The silky tannins and excellent texture combine with the delicious raspberry, blackberry and loganberry fruit for a balanced, elegant wine. Drinking: 2017-2030

Secondly, the intensely attractive Château Suduiraut, which was one of the star turns of the Sauternes tasting. Neal Martin of the Wine Advocate scored it 94-96 points, due to its “exquisite definition and focus”.

2010 Château Suduiraut, Cru Classé Sauternes
£276 per case of 6 bottles
The 2010 Château Suduiraut demonstrates the complexity one can expect from 1er Cru Classé Sauternes. The honey and butterscotch nose leads to a palate endowed with a fat, waxy mouthfeel of crême caramel and citrus zest with a clove, ginger and mace finish – lip-smackingly good.
Drinking: 2015-2030

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