2018 Chateau La Gaffeliere Saint EmilionBlend from France
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- 97 Wine Enthusiast
- 97 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 94 Wine Spectator
97 Wine Enthusiast
"This estate is on a roll. Replete with powerful tannins and dense black fruits, this latest release continues the succession of fine vintages. Perfumed, ripe with berry flavors and, more importantly, with rich tannins, the wine will age impressively. Drink from 2027. -RV"
97 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 La Gaffeliere is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to offer peeks at notions of stewed red and black plums, mulberries and Morello cherries, plus hints of damp earth, tar and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is tightly wound, delivering crunchy red and black fruits with an approachable texture of fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long with a lifted perfume. This is a refreshing, beautifully perfumed and skillfully crafted expression of the vintage. Give it 4-5 years in bottle and then enjoy it over the next 20 years+."
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Aromas of black cherries, flowers and cedar with sandalwood and stone. It’s full-bodied and very intense with wonderfully polished tannins that caress your palate and take you away. Give this time to come together. Try after 2025."
94 Wine Spectator
"Expressive and pure, with a long and refined set of cassis, bitter cherry and damson plum flavors entwined with bright savory and taut chalky mineral notes. The fruit darkens a bit through the finish and this adds some flesh and drive as it airs in the glass. Very solid. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2036. 6,250 cases made. — JM"
97 - Wine Enthusiast
97 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|