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Château La Gaffelière 2015

Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion - Red - 14.5° Château La Gaffelière Château La Gaffelière 2015 1117/15
  • Parker : 92-94
  • J. Robinson : 16.5
Vines have been grown at Château La Gaffelière since the Gallo- Roman period, as proved by the remains of a villa discovered on the property in 1969 by Count Léo de Malet Roquefort. Perhaps it is just a coincidence, but the poet Ausone is known to have had a vineyard in this area at about the same time the villa was built, in the 4th century AD. A recent study by the National Centre for Scientific Research showed that the villa definitely produced wine. It had more than ten rooms decorated with multi-coloured mosaics and the owner was clearly prosperous. The location is still called Le Palat, meaning "the Palace". The unbroken presence of the Malet Roqueforts at La Gaffelière for some four centuries makes them the oldest winegrowing family in Saint-Émilion. This confers a unique status to Count Léo de Malet Roquefort, the current owner. He focuses his passion and considerable experience on his vineyard in order to perpetuate the traditions that have earned La Gaffelière a fine reputation in France and around the world. The Malet Roquefort family's very identity, as well as their future, is devoted to the art of making unforgettable wines.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 La Gaffeliere is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. It offers attractive black cherries, boysenberry and mulberry fruit on the nose. Maybe it would benefit from a little more delineation, but the aromatics are focused and in sync with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. The acidity is pitched nicely here lending ample freshness and poise. Energetic and vivacious, this is one of the best barrel samples that I have tasted from an estate that was revered during the 1960s. Time for a comeback?
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Millesima offers Chateau La Gaffeliere, purchased exclusively from their producing estates. In stock in our cellars in Bordeaux in their original case from the Château or Estate.

Vines have been grown at Château La Gaffelière since the Gallo- Roman period, as proved by the remains of a villa discovered on the property in 1969 by Count Léo de Malet Roquefort. Perhaps it is just a coincidence, but the poet Ausone is known to have had a vineyard in this area at about the same time the villa was built, in the 4th century AD. A recent study by the National Centre for Scientific Research showed that the villa definitely produced wine. It had more than ten rooms decorated with multi-coloured mosaics and the owner was clearly prosperous. The location is still called Le Palat, meaning "the Palace". The unbroken presence of the Malet Roqueforts at La Gaffelière for some four centuries makes them the oldest winegrowing family in Saint-Émilion. This confers a unique status to Count Léo de Malet Roquefort, the current owner. He focuses his passion and considerable experience on his vineyard in order to perpetuate the traditions that have earned La Gaffelière a fine reputation in France and around the world. The Malet Roquefort family's very identity, as well as their future, is devoted to the art of making unforgettable wines.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 La Gaffeliere is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. It offers attractive black cherries, boysenberry and mulberry fruit on the nose. Maybe it would benefit from a little more delineation, but the aromatics are focused and in sync with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. The acidity is pitched nicely here lending ample freshness and poise. Energetic and vivacious, this is one of the best barrel samples that I have tasted from an estate that was revered during the 1960s. Time for a comeback?
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