Bordeaux Chateaux

Clos la Gaffeliere, St Emilion 2017

R690

The Second wine of Chateau la Gaffeliere, it delivers generous fruit with style and elegance

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Bestsellers, Second Wines, Winter Warmers

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other Varietals

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2017

Wine Group

Boutique

Wine Occasion

Casual Entertainment, Formal Entertainment

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Right Bank

Critics Top Rating

92 points

Story

Story

Château La Gaffelière is owned by Léo de Malet Roquefort. Located in the centre of the St. Emilion appellation, due south of St. Emilion town, the property shares a similar climate to that enjoyed by both St.Emilion and Pomerol: more continental than the maritime Médoc, with generally more spring rainfall, though less in summer and winter.

La Gaffeliere’s vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Merlot 65%, Cabernet Franc 30%) lie on a sloped sandy/clay-limestone topsoil and limestone subsoil (a mix of Côtes and Pieds de Côtes).

La Gaffeliere is classified as a 1er grand cru classé(B). Clos La Gaffeliere is their Second wine. Born in 1985, Clos is produced mainly from the young vines.

Specifications

Specifications

Soil – limestone plateau, clay-limestone hillsides, more siliceous at the foot of the slopes. Vineyard Area: 38 hectares, of which 22 hectares of 1er Grand Cru Classé – Average age of the vines 28 years

Winemaking – The work in the plots of Clos is the equal to the actions in the parcels for the first label : pruning, cover, de-leafing, green harvest, hand-picking. In the cellar, the same technical gestures pace the successive stages of vinification.

Blend – 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Ageing – 12 months in one- and two-year barrels. Three rackings

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Licorice, earth and dark, fresh plums, this wine is silky, limber and sweet with freshness and finesse in the finish
It is a “wine for pleasure” with a 10 years ‘potential of ageing.

Clos La Gaffelière has now a firm and recognized identity . First, it was exclusively proposed to private customers. Bordeaux negociants start to be interested in the vintage since 2000.

 

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

 

James Suckling: 91-92 points (2016 vintage)
4 Apr, 2017 – Vivid and fruity with hints of blackberry and mineral undertones. Medium to full body, tight palate. Savory and delicious already.

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