2011 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 93
  • JS 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2011 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
One of the oldest family-owned vineyards in St.-Emilion La Gaffeliere has been owned by the same family since the 1400s. The 2011 performed slightly differently in multiple tastings but overall it appears to be an... One of the oldest family-owned vineyards in St.-Emilion La Gaffeliere has been owned by the same family since the 1400s. The 2011 performed slightly differently in multiple tastings but overall it appears to be an outstanding elegant restrained somewhat austere but impressively built wine. The final blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced nearly 5000 cases from their 42+ acre vineyard. The wine exhibits lots of earthy balsam resiny notes interwoven with red and black currants cedar and underbrush. This elegant dense medium to full-bodied St.-Emilion should drink nicely for 15-20 years.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
This is well done with a lovely center palate of blueberries chocolate and orange peel. Full and round with polished tannins.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Rather ripe flashy style with a slightly gushy feel to the blackberry plum and black cherry flavors which are mashed together. Lots of perfumy mocha on the finish. A little more sizzle than steak in the end though.-J.M.
JJB 96
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% merlot 20% cabernet franc on 22 hectares just to the south of St. Emilion (overlooked by Ausone and Magdelaine). Average vine age is 35 years planted in clay and chalk soils at a density of 5400 vines per hectare... 80% merlot 20% cabernet franc on 22 hectares just to the south of St. Emilion (overlooked by Ausone and Magdelaine). Average vine age is 35 years planted in clay and chalk soils at a density of 5400 vines per hectare. Seductively sweet fruit from the south-facing cabernet franc adds weight and richness to the palate while remaining deftly balanced with firmness and limestone minerality. A touch of wild sweet herbal character adds complexity. One of the more balanced ripe examples of the appellation. Approachable early and will continue to improve with age. This is a top La Gaffeliere. Stephane Derenoncourt consults. Enjoy 2015-2030. Tasted three times.