Château-La-Gaffelière Saint Emilion 2015 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Château-La-Gaffelière Saint Emilion 2015

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Château-La-Gaffelière Saint Emilion 2015 750ml
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La Gaffelière is planted to 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the wine is typically aged for 12-15 months in new oak. Robert Parker reports: 'Exhibiting a style of its own, La Gaffelière will surprise tasters used to the New Wave flamboyant St.-Emilions, but it is seductive in its own way with its sensual elegance and perfumed aromas.' A very pretty wine indeed, we love the traditional style which tastes polished and pure and utterly sophisticated. 
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Château-La-Gaffelière
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastFrom its privileged position on the sweep of vines leading up to the medieveal city of Saint-Émilion, this estate has made an impressive wine in this vintage. It is rich and concentrated both in its structure and its black fruits. Complex, dark and dense, it can age for many years.

Roger Voss, September 1, 2018
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VinousThe 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.

Antonio Galloni
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Wine SpectatorEnticing 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.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
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Wine AdvocateMedium 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 21, 2018