Few areas of Bordeaux arouse such interest & demand as Pomerol. Thats where the uber-expensive Ch Petrus comes from.
Ch. Gachet is right next door & although is a slightly less favoured terroir it nevertheless produces wines from Merlot & Cabernet Franc on clay soils, like Pomerol.
We first saw Vieux Château Gachet from the lush 2009 vintage. The 2013 turned out to be a good Bordeaux vintage - not exceptional but still very good
70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested by hand, & aged in oak for 12 months (20% new). Dark colour, velvet purple, cherry aromas & soft sweetness of oak; the palate is dark fruits & cherry, hints of sweet spice, good balance of tannins & these are balanced beautifully by the fruit. Drinking well now.