Chateau La Gaffeliere 2004

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 101761
  • red wine
  • RP92
  • WS92
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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP89
  • ST88
  • 2006
  • RP89
  • ST89
  • CG89
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Winemaker's Notes

80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

"Intense aromas of crushed blackberry, chocolate and meat follow through to a long, full-bodied palate that's concentrated yet balanced, with ultravelvety tannins and pure fruit. Refined. Better than the 2000. Best after 2011. 4,665 cases made. –JS "
92 Points

"This beautiful offering is a striking success for the vintage. Elegant, pure, and impeccably detailed as well as noble, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2004 La Gaffeliere reveals fragrant aromatics of sweet cherries, cassis, menthol, and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied with soft tannin, outstanding ripeness as well as texture, and a lovely, low acid, lush finish, this stunningly complex, already evolved St.-Emilion should drink handsomely for another 12-15+ years. It is a sleeper of the vintage. "
92 Points

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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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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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