2015 Gazin Rocquencourt, Pessac-Léognan (Previously $30)

SKU #1399387 94 points Vinous

 Sexy and alluring, the 2015 Gazin Rocquencourt has much to offer. Best of all, the 2015 is going to be ready to drink with only minimal cellaring. Succulent black cherry, chocolate, espresso, savory herbs, licorice and smoke are all amped up by the natural richness of the year. Plush, supple and nuanced, with silky tannins and exceptional finesse, the 2015 Gazin is a stunner. Don't miss it. Tasted three times. (AG)  (2/2018)

93 points James Suckling

 Complex aromas of blackberries, blueberries and sandalwood following through to a full body. Firm, chewy tannins that are polished and intense. A long and flavorful finish. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2022.  (2/2018)

92 points Decanter

 The 2015 is showing what a great estate this is to get to know - there's a clarity to the black fruits but also a real tenderness to the tannins. Their slight quickening and tightening as you move through the palate adds to the overall feel of freshness. 45% new oak gives a soft caramel taste and gently smoked aroma, while the finish shows a soft persistency, nothing trying too hard here. I would give this another three or four years before thinking about opening. HVE certified since 2015, certain plots organic and biodynamic. (JA)  (12/2017)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Gazin Rocquencourt is medium ruby-purple in color with a nose of black fruits, licorice and tar with wafts of tapenade and game. The medium to full-bodied mouth is firm and taut with muscular fruit and a long chewy finish. (LPB)  (2/2018)

Jancis Robinson

 Purplish crimson. Not flashy but pretty beguiling. Putty and interest on the nose and real juiciness on the palate. Pretty well done. Even if it's a little angular and inky on the finish. 16.5/20 points. (JR)  (4/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Fresh and direct, with a beam of plum and blackberry fruit that is carried by graphite and tar notes, ending with a shot of ganache on the fleshy finish. A bit obvious in style, but the tasty fruit cannot be denied. Drink now through 2026. (JM, Web Only-2018)

K&L Notes

Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2015 Gazin-Rocquencourt has a focused, mineral-driven bouquet with blackberry, briary, gravel and pencil shaving aromas. I appreciate the focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, a little sharpness on the entry that turns slightly bitter toward the second half, tobacco and cedar lingering on the finish. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting." (7/2019)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/12/2019 | Send Email
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The 2015 Gazin Rocquencourt is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot matured in 45% new oak. The property is owned by the Bonnie family of Malartic Lagraviere fame. Complex aromas of blackberries, blueberries and toasty oak-following through to a full body. Firm, chewy tannins that are polished and intense. Great mid term cellar candidate.
Drink from 2020 to 2030

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


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- Graves is the large red and white wine region located to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Garonne River. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the red wines from the area, while the whites are mixtures of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The most important area within the Graves is the village of Pessac-Leognan. Most of the great chateaux, including Haut Brion, a premier cru and the only wine outside of the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, are located in this small appellation. Graves derives its name from the rocky, stony terrain of the region. Many people believe that the stony soil radiates the day's heat at night and thus makes the grapes ripen earlier than the other regions in Bordeaux.