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2009 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol
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  87-90
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  96+
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87-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2010

Inky purple. Pretty aromas of ripe black cherry, cassis and truffle. Then dense and almost massive on the palate, with rich flavors of black plum, cassis and cocoa coating the palate. My enthusiasm was muted by a mouth-puckering tannic astringency. This big, full-bodied Pomerol might yet come around, but I doubt it will ever be remembered as a particularly graceful or charming Le Gay. This struck me as rather heavily extracted.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
96+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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