Built upon the ruins of the 12th century Hôpital de Pomeyrols, Château Gazin is steeped in history, which is imbued into this classic Pomerol wine. A 26-hectare winery, its vineyards contain Merlot (c.80%), Cabernet Franc (c.15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (c.5%). At Gazin they carry the harvest out by hand, before maturing the wine in 50% new oak barrels for eighteen months, and it is the contact between the fine lees and the oak tannins that see the structural complexity of this wine take form. Neighbouring the estates of L’Evangile and Pétrus may seem like stiff competition, but in turn, Gazin benefits from the exceptional Pomerol terroir, which comprises of a clay-gravel sub-soil. The result? A nose teeming with potent aromas, whose full-bodied palate is crammed with juicy red and black fruit flavours.