I am not sure what to say about the 2015 Le Gay. One bottle was corked, while a second was hugely disappointing. The wine I tasted (from the non-corked bottle) was green, oaky and excessively vegetal, with none of the rich, intense fruit I saw in the en primeur sample. Perhaps I was very unlucky. Readers will want to taste the 2015 before buying it. Tasted two times.
Robert Parker 94
The 2015 Le Gay comes from the 6.5-hectare Pomerol estate, of which 2.09 hectares are currently being restructured. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked from 27 September until 8 October at one degree lower alcohol than Montviel; it has a fragrant bouquet with delineated red cherries, crushed strawberry and hints of vanilla from the 100% new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, ripe and rounded in the mouth, very well balanced and very smooth. This just glides across the mouth and once that new oak has been absorbed, this will be a gorgeous Le Gay to behold. Do not overlook this Cru because it has been on a roll in recent years.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050