Robert Parker 87
Young and full-bodied with a dense plum/garnet color, the 2003 Gazin offers up sweet aromas of cedarwood, red and black fruits, and mocha. A strong Pomerol for the vintage, it is still exuberant and fresh although the finish becomes increasingly dry as well as astringent. Drink it up.
(bottled at the end of March) Good red-ruby. More evolved aromas of redcurrant, plum, cedar, tobacco, leather and oak. Sweet on entry, then distinctly wild, with notes of earth, meat and cedar. Finishes with dusty, somewhat drying tannins and good length. Seems best suited for drinking on the early side, before the fruit dries out.