Yesterday, Top Jimmy from Heidelberg dropped in with their ginger Bordeaux goddess, Janine Poleman, to talk about Chateau Gamage, the Bordeaux wild child from winemaker Usha Lavie-Teissier:
Chateau Gamage Brut Cremant de Bordeaux NV. Grade=Very Good. Green apple mousse with hints of sourdough, almond, mineral and peach pit.
Chateau Gamage Bordeaux Blanc Grand Vin de Bordeaux 2010. Grade=Very Good. Vinuous and herbal with lemon zest, grapefruit, quince and mineral notes. Light and crisp with well-balanced acidity.
Chateau Gamage Bordeaux Rouge Grand Vin de Bordeaux 2009. Grade=Outstanding. Smoky cherry fruit with hints of dark plums, cassis, menthol, graphite and tobacco, medium-to-full-bodied with firm tannins and hints of crushed red flowers.
Chateau Gamage Selection Xceptionnelle Bordeaux Rouge Bordeaux Superieur 2009. Grade=Outstanding. Gorgeous nose of red flowers and black cherries, with flavors of red and black cherries, black currants, dark plums, vanilla and baked earth, fleshing out into a supple, medium-to-full-bodied red.