2009 La Gaffeliere



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£717.00
£359.00 DP
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£735.00 DP

Average critic rating : 91.2 points

95

95

An absolutely spectacular effort, the 2009 is one of the all-time great La Gaffelieres produced. One would have to go back to the 2005, 1947 or 1961 to find this level of quality from this ancient, historic vineyard planted adjacent to the walls of St.-Emilion, on the Cote Pavie. Dating back to the 1400s, this estate has been owned for over three centuries by the Malet-Roquefort family. Composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (in the past it was two-thirds Merlot and the rest split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), the 2009 reveals compelling elegance, tremendous intensity and opulence and more viscosity than one normally sees. Lots of kirsch, licorice, incense, truffle, asphalt, blackberry and cassis notes dominate the aromatics and flavors of this full-bodied, viscous, fabulously pure, flamboyant St.-Emilion. Drinking it now may be considered infanticide by some consumers, but it is already attractive, and should last for 3-4 decades. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

84-86

84-86

Tasted at the Saint Emilion UGC, this has a very ripe, slightly cloying, sugary bouquet that has a very candied quality to it. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, rather conservative and lacking real excitement, some drying tannins towards the finish laced with coca and a touch of powdered cooking chocolate. Tasted March 2010.

92-95

92-95

Racy and beautiful, with blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors. Solid core of everything. Impressive

15.5

15.5

Dark crimson. Lightly oxidised sample. Sweet and simple. Too much like grape juice. not enough wine complexity. Low- key nose. Simple and sweet, rather lightweight. Not much density. Spiky and alcoholic. Not really trying. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

18

18

Really elegant wine. Suave, finely textured, superb aromatics. Hits an almost perfect pitch. Drink 2018-2040



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La Gaffeliere 2009
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A dynastic winery owned by Comte Leo de Malet Roquefort’s family since the 1400s, La Gaffelière is one of France’s most historical Châteaux. With a total of 22 hectares under vine, the estate lies adjacent to Ausone, Château Pavie, Château Belair and Château Magdelaine, producing highly finessed St Emilion. The 2006, 2009 and 2010 vintages were particularly successful.



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