Château La Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.025 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Gregory Fulchiero

More developed than anticipated - piercing acid, hoisin and soy sauce, mushrooms, dried leather, and forest floor. Perhaps an off bottle considering other notes.

More developed than anticipated - piercing acid, hoisin and soy sauce, mushrooms, dried leather, and forest floor. Perhaps an off bottle considering other notes.

Nov 5th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Dark cassis and dry florals on the nose. Dry tannins, lean body, blackberries, stewed plum, blueberries, dark cherries, old leather, dry brown earth, dry tobacco, coffee grounds, leafs, high acid and a finish that falls a little flat. All these 2000's are just entering their first stage of drinkability. They still need 10-15 more years. And generally, the right bank wines from 2000 don't shine as well as the left bank wines

Dark cassis and dry florals on the nose. Dry tannins, lean body, blackberries, stewed plum, blueberries, dark cherries, old leather, dry brown earth, dry tobacco, coffee grounds, leafs, high acid and a finish that falls a little flat. All these 2000's are just entering their first stage of drinkability. They still need 10-15 more years. And generally, the right bank wines from 2000 don't shine as well as the left bank wines

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.0

The Gaffeliere is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. This dark wine had a giant, oaky, vanillan nose, thick texture and strong tannins. It wasn’t pruney or hard however, and many at the dinner found it their favorite of the right bank flight. I would call this an extracted style, but it doesn’t go so far as to be over extracted. I would love to check in on this a few years from now.

The Gaffeliere is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. This dark wine had a giant, oaky, vanillan nose, thick texture and strong tannins. It wasn’t pruney or hard however, and many at the dinner found it their favorite of the right bank flight. I would call this an extracted style, but it doesn’t go so far as to be over extracted. I would love to check in on this a few years from now.

Feb 26th, 2015
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Amazing fruit. Still young and very big but somehow elegant. Clove, allspice, cinnamon and blackberry

Amazing fruit. Still young and very big but somehow elegant. Clove, allspice, cinnamon and blackberry

Feb 4th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.0

This right bank is approachable and tasty right now.

This right bank is approachable and tasty right now.

Jan 23rd, 2015
Sylvain Rhainds

2000. Très bien fait et dans son peak

2000. Très bien fait et dans son peak

Apr 28th, 2018
Peter Banzhaf

W/ family and friends in Sun Valley over Christmas 2016.

W/ family and friends in Sun Valley over Christmas 2016.

Dec 28th, 2016
Shona Claremont

Blackcuurant and vanilla. Beautifully balanced and round but not exciting...

Blackcuurant and vanilla. Beautifully balanced and round but not exciting...

May 25th, 2015
Christian Adams

Titts

Feb 4th, 2015
Sarah Best

Nose has strong tannin structure to it; I can smell it's huge. Pencil lead, slate, and chewiness scents. Structured mouthfeel. Black cherry, anise, pencil lead, blackberry flavors. Finish lingers and the fruits surge and ebb. Lovely.

Nose has strong tannin structure to it; I can smell it's huge. Pencil lead, slate, and chewiness scents. Structured mouthfeel. Black cherry, anise, pencil lead, blackberry flavors. Finish lingers and the fruits surge and ebb. Lovely.

Jan 21st, 2015