Château La Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.332 ratings
9.44 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
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Excellent 2005! When it was young it was full throttle, fruit driven with blue and black fruits. Now it still has that fruit but also some lovely secondary notes (espresso, truffle, asphalt and spice box) ... Took an hour to open up and could've used at least an hour in decanter. Start drinking now and enjoy over the following 20 years. It has the stuffing

Excellent 2005! When it was young it was full throttle, fruit driven with blue and black fruits. Now it still has that fruit but also some lovely secondary notes (espresso, truffle, asphalt and spice box) ... Took an hour to open up and could've used at least an hour in decanter. Start drinking now and enjoy over the following 20 years. It has the stuffing

3 people found it helpfulMar 16th, 2016
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Drinking beautifully. Still young with fruit but will become amazing with 10+ years

Drinking beautifully. Still young with fruit but will become amazing with 10+ years

Dec 6th, 2014
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.8

Very Nice but need more time in cellar

Very Nice but need more time in cellar

Dec 28th, 2013
Randy Fillingim

17 yr. Grand Cru. Still holding together with tannins and fruit still doing their job. Nice earthy nose. Suspect it even has a few more years left.

17 yr. Grand Cru. Still holding together with tannins and fruit still doing their job. Nice earthy nose. Suspect it even has a few more years left.

May 27th, 2022
Randy Fillingim

Celebrating my wife’s 69th birthday. back deck gorgeous day.
15 years old and still holding its own. tannins and fruits still in balance and doing their job. a nice Bordeaux experience. have not drank one in a few years

Celebrating my wife’s 69th birthday. back deck gorgeous day.
15 years old and still holding its own. tannins and fruits still in balance and doing their job. a nice Bordeaux experience. have not drank one in a few years

Jul 6th, 2020
Anthony Cammarata Jr.

Incredible full body.

Incredible full body.

Apr 12th, 2020
Bruce Leboff

A nice Bordeaux but still quite tannic on first taste...

A nice Bordeaux but still quite tannic on first taste...

Sep 6th, 2019
Hans Stockmann

Perfect nose. Lovely red color. Very strong taste still a little tannic. Love it!

Perfect nose. Lovely red color. Very strong taste still a little tannic. Love it!

Apr 14th, 2017
John Zuzek

So I bought way too much 2005 Bordeaux and now I'm glad I did. Lots of plums and dark fruit on the nose. The palate has fruit but with secondary flavors of tobacco, wild mushrooms, espresso and stewed plums with raspberries. Beautiful!

So I bought way too much 2005 Bordeaux and now I'm glad I did. Lots of plums and dark fruit on the nose. The palate has fruit but with secondary flavors of tobacco, wild mushrooms, espresso and stewed plums with raspberries. Beautiful!

Oct 9th, 2016
Thierry Leto

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Nov 29th, 2015