About Château Gazin

By Lisa Rowlands

Château Gazin occupies an enviable position on the Pomerol Plateau, next to the esteemed Château Pétrus, and is notable as the appellation’s largest estate. Its soils are characterised by the günzian gravel and iron-rich blue clay that is typical of the eastern part of Pomerol and provides perfect terroir for the estate’s favoured Merlot grape.

In the hands of the Baillencourt family for more than a century, the passion for producing fine, seductive wines that are capable of ageing for many years has been passed down from generation to generation. And whilst Pomerol wines are not classified, it is widely accepted that Château Gazin ranks amongst the appellation’s elite. Now in its fifth generation, Laure, Christophe, Inès and Nicolas, along with winemaker Mickaël Obert continue to drive forward the Gazin brand, producing increasingly excellent wines including the exceptional vintages of 2005, 2009 and 2010.

90% of the vineyard is Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, and the resultant wine comprises a similar make-up although the exact percentages vary with each vintage. Occasionally - as with the vintages of 2012 and 2013 - the estate’s Grand Vin is a mono-varietal Merlot, the unusual result of adverse weather conditions and a subsequent lower quality Cabernet harvest.