2010 Chateau La Gaffeliere (Case of Six)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 88-91
Wine Advocate: 91-93
Vinous Media: 87-90
Jeff Leve: 93-95
James Suckling: 92-93
Red Wine

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$530.00
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"Ripe and rounded, with a velvety feel to the blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit. Shows nice range, with a suave finish." (WS)

"A lot of history follows La Gaffeliere, which is owned by Leo de Malet Roquefort, whose family has been in the St.-Emilion area since the 1400s. The quality at this estate has soared dramatically over the last decade. The 2010, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, is very dense purple, with notes of graphite, charcoal and subtle smoke as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur. The tell-tale elegance that is always a hallmark of this estate is well-presented in this fresh, lively wine, which is full, rich and intense yet at the same time exhibits loads of minerality and good acidity. This wine will probably shut down after bottling and drink well for 25-30+ years. " (WA)

"Bright ruby-red with a violet tinge. Minty aromas of red cherry, raspberry and violet. Sweet and nicely balanced wine, with flavors similar to the aromas and a persistence to the floral element. The very smooth tannins and creamy texture make this wine hard to resist even now." (IWC)

"La Gaffeliere From an assemblage of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, with its deep ruby color, licorice, smoke, jammy dark berry and coffee aromas is a treat. Rich, polished, tannic, black and red fruits are found in the finish." (JL)

"Tasty and juicy, with a lovely blackberry and chocolate character. Round and velvety. Shows a lovely richness.$$" (JS)