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1999 Chateau Gazin Pomerol
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88-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2001

Good ruby-red. Raspberry, graphite, espresso and licorice on the nose. Supple, dense and gutsy, with concentrated fruit nicely framed by sound acids. Finishes with serious, dusty, even tannins and very good length. Seemed to grow longer with aeration. Showing well today.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Disappointing!
05/19/2005
by Gilbert11014037
The promising mineral aromas make the lack of fruity contrast in the flavor a let down. To cap the disappointment, the excess tannins then subtract the after-taste.

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