2009 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 95
  • WE 94
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2009 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
An absolutely spectacular effort the 2009 is one of the all-time great La Gaffelieres produced. One would have to go back to the 2005 1947 or 1961 to find this level of quality from this ancient historic vineyard planted... An absolutely spectacular effort the 2009 is one of the all-time great La Gaffelieres produced. One would have to go back to the 2005 1947 or 1961 to find this level of quality from this ancient historic vineyard planted adjacent to the walls of St.-Emilion on the Cote Pavie. Dating back to the 1400s this estate has been owned for over three centuries by the Malet-Roquefort family. Composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (in the past it was two-thirds Merlot and the rest split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) the 2009 reveals compelling elegance tremendous intensity and opulence and more viscosity than one normally sees. While I thought the alcohol was well past 14% the Chateau claims it is only 13.5% which is relatively modest in this vintage. Lots of kirsch licorice incense truffle asphalt blackberry and cassis notes dominate the aromatics and flavors of this full-bodied viscous fabulously pure flamboyant St.-Emilion. Drinking it now may be considered infanticide by some consumers but it is already attractive and should last for 3-4 decades. Kudos to consultant Michel Rolland for fashioning one of the all-time greats from La Gaffeliere. 95+
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Straight down the line this wine shows fruit and acidity. The tannins are relatively soft while the fruit is forward. Blackberries coffee and licorice notes all come together.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Very fleshy with lush velvety-textured plum sauce currant paste and melted licorice notes woven with toasty spice and backed by a dark chocolate bark note on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2023. 4165 cases made. -JM