Chateau Mondesir-Gazin 2005

88 points

Premieres Cotes de Blaye, Bordeaux, France. 13.5%

Marc Pasquet – viticulteur a Plassac, Gironde, France.

This is the sort of quality minor Bordeaux that can be wonderful value, but many I find a bit extracted, sometimes a bit hard. But in 2005 I suspect that many of the best will be like this with a more solid core of fleshy, slightly sweet fruit, giving a really well balanced friendly if forthright and quite strong wine.

This has a lovely spicy note on the nose, almost Southern French. Wonderful value. Stong wine but still good drinking now and over the next 5 years (to 2014).

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One thought on “Chateau Mondesir-Gazin 2005

  1. A year later this is an obviously rich but also increasingly fine wine. It’s ripe Merlot with a substantial tannic core, ripe tannins. But equally exciting I now note a tiny bit of herbal complexity. This is not a simple nor extracted Merlot.

    I wonder if the wines of Mondesir-Gazin are of similar quality in other vintages ?

    I found this website but it seems to be under construction:
    http://www.mondesirgazin.com/

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