Very soft wine with sweet tannins and ripe red fruits.

2000 Chateau Le Gay

Very soft wine with sweet tannins and ripe red fruits. Florals follow the dark cherry and plum, rose and lavender. Fruits and tannins slightly overbalance the acid – not enough to be flabby, just rich. However, it is a hint the wine is peaking, so if you have some, drink up. Lamb chops would be a nice pairing, particularly if you deglaze the pan with a little of the wine.

WHO: Cheateau Le Gay
WHAT: Red Bordeaux blend
WHERE: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
WHEN: 2000
HOW MUCH: $67

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