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1997 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol
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1997 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

Producer: Chateau Le Gay
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol

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84-86 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998

Good deep red. Fruity aromas of cherry, smoke and menthol, complicated by leather and meat notes. Lush and creamy, with just enough structure to give shape to its moderately sweet fruit. Finishes with some persistence and firm tannins.

86 Points | Wine Spectator
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Merlot

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