2015 Château La Gaffelière

$69.99

19 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Émilion

Ratings: AG-97  WS-95  RP-94+ DC-94  JS-94

Size: 750 ml

19 in stock

Description

97  Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“The 2015 La Gaffelière is a wine of total finesse. Much less obvious and overt than most Saint-Émilions in this vintage, La Gaffelière makes its case on harmony and grace above all else. Bright, lifted Cabernet Franc-infused aromatics give the 2015 striking freshness and aromatic presence. The flavors are bright and nuanced to the core, with plenty of red cherry, espresso and floral notes. But back to the basics. In 2015 La Gaffelière is a wine that stands out because of its impeccable balance and sense of proportion. I loved it. Tasted two times.” (2/2018)

95  James Molesworth for Wine Spectator
“Enticing warm plum, fig and blackberry compote notes roll through, inlaid with singed alder and tobacco accents. There’s a light tug of warm cast iron and another wave of fruit after that, all supported by well-buried chalky minerality. This is a very strong showing and has put on some weight since the barrel tasting. Best from 2020 through 2040.” (3/2018)

94+  Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 La Gaffeliere has a slightly reticent, broody nose of black truffles, fertile loam and mossy bark over a core of warm plums, crushed black berries and black cherries plus a touch of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied with firm and very finely grained tannins with layers of softly spoken fruit and great freshness, it finishes long.” (2/2018)

94  Jane Anson for Decanter
“Malet Roquefort is here reaping the benefits of years of careful work in the vineyard and cellar. The chewy tannins almost pull you up as the sense of retraction on the palate is so marked. It’s bright and tight, with thrilling black fruit and good balance, showing how alcohol levels are a guide and not a flag in the sand. Drinking Window 2023-2040.”(12/2017)

94  James Suckling
“Impressive deep-set dark cherries, blueberries and dark plums here with neatly fitted spicy oak, which adds immediate complexity. Deep, long and fresh with vibrant acidity, underpinning ripe blackberries, plums and hints of chocolate. Superb wine. Try from 2022.” (2/2018)

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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