Chateau La Gaffeliere (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
ships at a later date
Price: $59.99
Item No. 116421
  • WE93
  • JS92
  • WS91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Critical Acclaim

"Lean and austere on the surface, this wine shows a bitter chocolate edge. It feels extracted, very dark and concentrated.
Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points"
93 Points

"This is well done with a lovely center palate of blueberries, chocolate, and orange peel. Full and round with polished tannins.
Barrel Sample: 91-92 Points"
92 Points

"Rather ripe, flashy style, with a slightly gushy feel to the blackberry, plum and black cherry flavors, which are mashed together. Lots of perfumy mocha on the finish. A little more sizzle than steak in the end though.
Barrel Sample: 88-91 Points"
91 Points

Learn About Chateau La Gaffeliere Map ItMap It

The Château La Gaffelière vineyard sits on 25 hectares and has 22 hectares planted in vine, allon one parcel between the Ausone hill and the Pavie one. The vineyard is southwardly oriented, and receives an ideal amount of sunshine which benefits the 35 year old vines. The hillsides are clayey and calcareous, whereas hill bottoms are more siliceous.

Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

Read More About St-Emilion

Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

Read More About Bordeaux Red Blends

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