2015 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
2015 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend
  • WE 97
  • WS 95
  • DC 95
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • JL 93
  • JD 93

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Reg: $995.00

$825.00

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, September 2018
From its privileged position on the sweep of vines leading up to the medieveal city of Saint-Émilion, this estate has made an impressive wine in this vintage. It is rich and concentrated both in its structure and its...   From its privileged position on the sweep of vines leading up to the medieveal city of Saint-Émilion, this estate has made an impressive wine in this vintage. It is rich and concentrated both in its structure and its black fruits. Complex, dark and dense, it can age for many years. Drink from 2026.  
WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2018
Enticing warm plum, fig and blackberry compote notes roll through, inlaid with singed alder and tobacco accents. There’s a light tug of warm cast iron and another wave of fruit after that, all supported by...   Enticing warm plum, fig and blackberry compote notes roll through, inlaid with singed alder and tobacco accents. There’s a light tug of warm cast iron and another wave of fruit after that, all supported by well-buried chalky minerality. This is a very strong showing and has put on some weight since the barrel tasting. Best from 2020 through 2040. From France. — J.M.  
DC 95
Decanter, March 2019
An extremely good quality wine, this is juicy, rich and welcoming. There's perhaps the slightest trace of summer heat but the tannins are silky and easy to love. There's a tightening through the finish that speaks of the...   An extremely good quality wine, this is juicy, rich and welcoming. There's perhaps the slightest trace of summer heat but the tannins are silky and easy to love. There's a tightening through the finish that speaks of the limestone terroir. It needs another few years to allow the exuberance of the sun-ripened Merlot to quieten down, but then we will have a seriously impressive wine on our hands. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-la-gaffeliere-st-emilion-1er-grand-cru-classe-b-17687#kfGfpzvEP0o8Dqe6.99  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
94+ Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 La Gaffeliere has a slightly reticent, broody nose of black truffles, fertile loam and mossy bark over a core of warm plums, crushed black berries and black cherries...   94+ Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 La Gaffeliere has a slightly reticent, broody nose of black truffles, fertile loam and mossy bark over a core of warm plums, crushed black berries and black cherries plus a touch of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied with firm and very finely grained tannins with layers of softly spoken fruit and great freshness, it finishes long. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2018
Impressive deep-set dark cherries, blueberries and dark plums here with neatly fitted spicy oak, which adds immediate complexity. Deep, long and fresh with vibrant acidity, underpinning ripe blackberries, plums and hints...   Impressive deep-set dark cherries, blueberries and dark plums here with neatly fitted spicy oak, which adds immediate complexity. Deep, long and fresh with vibrant acidity, underpinning ripe blackberries, plums and hints of chocolate. Superb wine. Try from 2022.  
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2018
Silky tannins, soft, polished, ripe sweet, red fruits, flowers, smoke, black licorice, espresso and wet earth are found easily. There is richness, character and length, with time in the cellar, this should add more...   Silky tannins, soft, polished, ripe sweet, red fruits, flowers, smoke, black licorice, espresso and wet earth are found easily. There is richness, character and length, with time in the cellar, this should add more complexity and nuance. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2015+La+Gaffeliere  
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
93+ From further up the slope from Canon-la-Gaffelière, the 2015 Château La Gaffelière is terrific, and more than worth your time and money. A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc that’s loaded with notions of...   93+ From further up the slope from Canon-la-Gaffelière, the 2015 Château La Gaffelière is terrific, and more than worth your time and money. A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc that’s loaded with notions of cassis, toasted spices, classy oak, and licorice, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, tight, focused texture carrying good acidity and plenty of tannins. With terrific mid-palate depth, impeccable balance, and a great finish, it’s nowhere near primetime but is a gorgeous bottle of wine. Forget bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2015
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork