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Chateau la Gaffeliere 2016 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

"A warm wine rich in tannins and with succulent berry fruits, this is both powerful and elegant. Its density doesn’t detract from the fruitiness that shines out of the wine and balances with the structured aging potential. Drink the wine from 2025." 97 points, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast

"This is really decadent and rich with great aromas of earth, spice, frost flowers and fresh mushrooms that follow through to a full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Very, very serious from here. A blend of 70 percent Merlot and 30 percent Cabernet Franc. Try after 2025." 96 points, James Suckling

"The 2016 La Gaffelière is superb. Vivid and precise, with layers of nuance, the 2016 is a wine of real clarity. Blood orange, lavender, rose petal and mint add brightness to this stunningly beautiful Saint-Émilion. La Gaffelière is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, and it is the Franc that gives the wine so much character and complexity. This is just an irresistibly captivating Saint-Émilion. Stéphane Derenoncourt and Simon Blanchard consult." 96 points, Vinous

"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 La Gaffeliere opens with compelling wild blueberries, freshly crushed plums and kirsch scents plus hints of garrigue, underbrush, rose hip tea and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully elegant with a soft, velvety texture and seamless freshness carrying the multilayered fruit to a long finish." 95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This has a suave, cashmere feel, with waves of blackberry and plum reduction rolling through, infused liberally with dark tobacco and black licorice notes. A black tea accent smolders on the finish, complemented by a faint floral echo. This should age into a charmer." 94 points, Wine Spectator

"The Malet-Roquefort family has produced an extremely lovely wine in 2016, with the playoff of intensity and juiciness very well handled. The clay-limestone terroir has held freshness, and the floating floral aspect is clear right through the mid-palate and through to the finish. Beautifully balanced. 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc aged for 15 months in 50% new oak." 93 points, Decanter

Chateau la Gaffeliere 2016 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Origin
France, Bordeaux, Right Bank, Saint-Émilion.
Grape 1:
Merlot (75%)
Grape 2:
Cabernet Franc (25%)
Vintage
2016
Volume
750ml
Sweetness
Dry
Off Dry
Medium
Sweet
Sweet
Food Pairing
Lamb, Venison

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