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2002 Chateau La Croix de Gay 'Chateau La Fleur de Gay', Pomerol, France

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $226   From: $221   To: $231

Search Rank 441 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 441st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 516th

Score: 87   When to drink: 2005 to 2016
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
90/100    
88/100   2005 to 2013
87/100    
16/20   2009 to 2016
16/20    
Click a critic's name for details, or the score to go to their website.

Price History for 2002 Chateau La Croix de Gay 'Chateau La Fleur de Gay', Pomerol, France
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Grape Variety

Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world and, in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.

In France, Merlot is the most widely planted red wine variety of all, and it is also extremely popular in northern Italy and the warmer areas of southern ...more


Region
  • Pomerol is a much-respected red wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of south-western France. Both historically and physically, it stands apart from other Bordeaux appellations. It does not conform to the accepted image of a Bordeaux wine district as being a wealthy, long-established, chateau-laden area, with an all-important (if slightly outdated) classification system. Pomerol is none of these things, yet has managed to earn itself a place among the world's most revered wine region.

    Pomerol has no formalised wine classification system (as do the Medoc, Graves, Sauternes and Saint-Emilion), and has risen to its current glory in a relatively short space of time. While the appellation was barely acknowledged in the middle of the last century, wines like Petrus a ...more

  • Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity.

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