2016 Château La Gaffelière

750 ml

$69.99

23 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Émilion

Vintage: 2016 Futures

Score:  WE 95-97, JS 95-96, AG 92-95, WS 92-95, RP 92-94, DC 93

Size: 750 ml

23 in stock

Description

“This is a firmly structured wine, its tannins dominating the potential of the ripe fruit. It will take many years to develop into the impressive wine that it is sure to become.” (4/2017) Wine Enthusiast

“Dynamically and minerally young wine with blackberry and blueberry character. Full body. Firm tannins and a fresh finish. Shows structure and intensity. Focused and classy. Love the finish.”  (4/2017) James Suckling

“The 2016 La Gaffelière is not a huge Saint-Émilion, but rather a wine of total finesse and class. I loved it. The blend is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, with the Franc very much in evidence in the perfumed, bright notes it contributes to the wine. Stéphane Derenoncourt and Simon Blanchard consult.” (4/2017) Antonio Galloni

“Lively, with light savory and spearmint hints flecked throughout, while the core of currant and fig fruit sits atop some medium-weight brambly grip. A good juicy edge through the finish pulls it together. Very solid.”   (4/2017) Wine Spectator

“The 2016 La Gaffeliere has a reserved bouquet at first, one that gradually unfurls with quite intense black cherry and sloes, yet there seems to be a welcome restraint, a Saint Emilion that knows how important it was to not “push” the fruit too much. The palate is medium-bodied with very smooth and rounded tannin. The acidity here is nicely judged, and it feels very cohesive, with dark berry fruit mixed with a little cola and plenty of black pepper towards the satisfying finish. Maybe it would benefit from more on the aftertaste, but otherwise this is an excellent La Gaffelière, a château that is now beginning to deliver the goods.” (4/2017) Neal Martin for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“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.” (4/2017) Jane Anson for Decanter

 

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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