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Château La Gaffelière 2012

Château La Gaffelière 2012
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    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.
    Parker : 91+ / 100
    J. Robinson : 16 / 20
    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.
    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    16

    J. Suckling
    92

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    92

    Wine Spectator
    89

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château La Gaffelière

    Classification
    1er grand cru classé "B"

    Parker
    91+

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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