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1982 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol
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  97+
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1982 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol

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

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2002

Saturated full red. Aromas of candied red berries, mushroom, dark chocolate, minerals and menthol. Dense and rich but chunky; boasts very good vinosity and considerable power. Slightly rustic leather and earth notes. Finishes with strong, chalky tannins and excellent persistence. Long on personality. Drink now through 2010.

89 Points | Wine Spectator
97+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Unpredictable
09/05/2000
by realale
I've had two bottles of this wine. The first was one of the best Bordeaux I've ever had. Dense, deep purple, with saturated fruit, and very well-behaved tannins. An excellent '82. Seemingly had many years ahead of it. The second was nothing, literally. Nice nose when originally opened, then nothing. A decanting and seemingly endless swirling produced a shadow of the original nose. I have heard of substantial bottle variation in the '82 Le Gay, and it appears to be true, but if you get one of the good ones. . .

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