Close-up of Chateau Gazin Rocquencourt Pessac-Leognan 2014 wine label

Chateau Gazin Rocquencourt Pessac-Leognan 2014

  • ABV:: 13.5%
  • MADE FROM:: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • HAiLS FROM:: Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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ABOUT: Chateau Gazin Rocquencourt is a historic property dating back to the 17th century when the still-standing chateau was originally built. Since that time it’s been noted as a top wine producing estate, perfectly situated vines with excellent terrior. Since 2006 it’s been in the capable hands of the Bonnie family who made a huge investment in modernizing the property. Notably, it’s the sister property of Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere and shares its rich biodiversity with 30 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines stuck into a gravel and clay hilltop on the left bank of the Eau Blanche river. They’ve been HVE certified since 2015 and portions of the vineyard are using organic and biodynamic practices. Previously unavailable in our area, we’re excited to have a cutting edge Bordeaux of outstanding quality at an affordable price in our paddock. And the 2016 is a beauty!

TASTE: The 2014 Chateau Gazin Rocquencourt is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot and has developed into a beauty. Antonio Galloni penned some lovely words about it. "One of the more overt reds of the vintage, the 2014 Gazin Rocquencourt is plump, juicy and expressive. Super-ripe red cherry, pomegranate, spice, new leather and rose petal give tons of pleasure with minimal cellaring. It is not particularly complex, but it offers the wine its dark, succulent personality and soft contours. Smoke, sweet floral notes and grilled herbs add attractive aromatic top notes, but in 2014, Gazin is all about fruit intensity and suppleness. This is an especially racy, voluptuous Pessac-Leognan that is ready to deliver striking upfront sexiness. In 2014 the blend is equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This is a terrific showing from the Bonnie family and consulting winemaker Michel Rolland. Tasted three times." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

PAIR: Smoked Gouda grits, grilled black pepper tofu, bucatini with porcini mushroom ragu, roasted onions stuffed with rice and pine nuts, braised eggplant sandwich, and rosemary and mushroom risotto.