2015 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

VN 97 WE 97 DC 95 WS 95 JS 94 WA 94 JD 93 JL 93
VN 97

Vinous, February 2018

The 2015 La Gaffelière is a wine of total finesse. Much less obvious and overt than most Saint-Émilions in this vintage, La Gaffelière makes its case on harmony and grace above all else. Bright, lifted Cabernet...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 La Gaffeliere is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and sophistication, showcasing the unique characteristics of its terroir. With a deep garnet-purple color, it immediately captivates the eye with its allure.

On the nose, the wine reveals a slightly reticent and broody aroma of black truffles, fertile loam, and mossy bark, which are beautifully complemented by warm plums, crushed blackberries, and black cherries. A touch of iron ore adds complexity and intrigue to the bouquet.

Medium to full-bodied, this wine boasts firm and finely grained tannins that provide a velvety texture on the palate. Layers of softly spoken fruit unfold, leaving a lasting impression. The wine's great freshness adds vibrancy and ensures a lingering finish.

Renowned wine critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this vintage a score of 94+, recognizing its exceptional quality. She praises its depth and complexity, noting the silky tannins, ripe sweet red fruits, floral notes, and hints of smoke, black licorice, espresso, and wet earth. Perrotti-Brown believes that with time in the cellar, the wine will develop even more complexity and nuance.

Wine Enthusiast, another respected publication, awarded the 2015 La Gaffeliere an outstanding score of 97. They describe the wine as rich, concentrated, and structured. Its black fruits are complex, dark, and dense, indicating its potential for aging. They recommend waiting until 2026 to fully appreciate its magnificence.

The 2015 La Gaffeliere also received high praise from other notable critics. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a score of 93+, highlighting its cassis, toasted spice, oak, and licorice flavors. Wine Spectator awarded it a score of 95, describing it as enticing with warm plum, fig, and blackberry compote notes, supported by minerality. James Suckling gave it a score of 94, praising its deep-set dark cherries, blueberries, and dark plums, as well as its vibrant acidity. Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 97, emphasizing its finesse, freshness, and nuanced flavors. Decanter awarded it a score of 95, praising its juicy and rich nature, silky tannins, and limestone terroir.

In conclusion, the 2015 La Gaffeliere is a wine of exceptional quality that showcases the best of Saint Emilion. With its complex aromas, velvety texture, and layers of fruit, it offers a truly remarkable sensory experience. This wine has the potential to age gracefully and improve with time, making it a valuable addition to any wine cellar.