Château La Gaffelière 2012 fine wine from Bordeaux
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Château La Gaffelière 2012

SKU:1117/12 Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion - Red - 14° - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 91+
  • J. Robinson : 16

At first, the taste of black fruits surprises in this vintage, with a fresher hint. The new plots of cabernet francs (20%) are probably the explanation. On the palate of château La Gaffeliere 2012, we find a nice knit, silky, really on velvelt. Ageing is still on, however, a wine with a great finesse is already born, with power as the best vintages of this first classified growth of Saint-Emilion.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
Very elegant kirsch liqueur-like notes mixed with licorice, spice and earth jump from the glass of this famous St.-Emilion, long-owned by the Malet Roquefort family. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (14% alcohol), this has slightly more acidity and structure than some St.-Emilions. The limestone-dominated terroir comes through in the wine's striking and very powerful minerality. It is medium-bodied, elegant, tightly knit and probably in need of 2-4 years of bottle age. It should drink well for the following 15 years.

Alcohol 14°
Grape varieties Merlot/Cabernet Franc
J. Robinson 16
R. Gabriel 17
Parker/WA 91+
Wine Spectator 89
J. Suckling 88-89
Allergens Contains sulphites
Appellation Saint-Emilion
Classification 1er grand cru classe B
Color Red
Environment Sustainable viticulture
Availability In stock
Kosher No
Country France
Producer Château La Gaffelière
Wine certification AOC
Area Bordeaux
Vineyard Libournais
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