Chateau La Gaffeliere 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Price: $30.99
Item No. 50009
  • W&S93
  • WS92
  • RP89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP89
  • ST88
  • 2006
  • RP89
  • ST89
  • CG89
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Winemaker's Notes

A lovely wine more on the elegant side, the 1998 will seduce you with hints of dark cherries and red fruits. The finish integrates notes of toasty oak.

"A big, Porty, raisiny wine. Very ripe plum and hints of mineral and spice on the nose. Full-bodied, thick and rich, with big, silky tannins."
Wine Spectator

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...

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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...

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