Owned by the Bailliencourt dit Courcol family (once upon a time a king conferred this name on a (short-necked?) ancestor for his bravery in the 1214 Battle of Bouvines), Gazin’s 2010 is a real stunner. The suave and attractive nose displays pure, ripe blue-purple fruit (cassis and mulberry). On the palate there’s a divine, pure, blue-fruit raciness and drive. The wine is aerial and smooth; regal like a queen floating through her palace. This is pleasure and elegance wrapped up in a brocaded gown.