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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Chateau La Gaffeliere  2005
Chateau La Gaffeliere 2005
(search item no. 101762)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc
My Notes:

About Chateau La Gaffeliere:

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.