Gazin remains a top choice for Pomerol fans seeking value and quality. The 2015 can be bought for less than the 2005, even though both are of high quality. ‘That’s what wine buyers want,’ says Michel Falck of Strasbourgbased merchant Au Millésime. Co-owner Nicolas de Bailliencourt explains that since 2005, director Mickaël Obert has fine-tuned selection and winemaking here. Gazin’s vineyard covers 26ha on the upper terrace of the Pomerol terroir whose soils include surface gravel and a subsoil of the celebrated blue clay with iron. Though not certified organic, the vines are cultivated using an environmentally friendly approach, with organic fertilisers and minimal use of pesticides.
Above: Château Gazin has fine-tuned winemaking