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1998 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol
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1998 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

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

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87-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1999

Very good medium-deep ruby. Cherry, mint and a floral note on the nose. Creamy-sweet and nicely concentrated, with mineral and herbal notes giving the wine a firm spine and good cut. Rather tightly wrapped today. The subtle fruit outlasts the firm tannins.

87 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Merlot

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