2016 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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WE 97 DC 96 JS 96 WA 95 JL 94 WS 94 VN 93
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

A warm wine rich in tannins and with succulent berry fruits, this is both powerful and elegant. Its density doesn't detract from the fruitiness that shines out of the wine and balances with the structured aging potential...
DC 96

Decanter, March 2019

This was delicious En Primeur and is even better now with three years under its belt. It's had time to bed down and is fully set for the long term. Wonderfully rich, intense dark fruits are joined by grip and supple...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

This is really decadent and rich with great aromas of earth, spice, frost flowers and fresh mushrooms that follow through to a full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Very, very serious from here. A...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

95+ Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 La Gaffeliere opens with compelling wild blueberries, freshly crushed plums and kirsch scents plus hints of garrigue, underbrush, rose hip tea and pencil lead. Medium...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

Deep ruby in color, the wine is round, lush, polished, concentrated and fruity, with these great, crushed rock and floral accents. Read more...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, January 2019

This has a suave, cashmere feel, with waves of blackberry and plum reduction rolling through, infused liberally with dark tobacco and black licorice notes. A black tea accent smolders on the finish, complemented by a...
VN 93

Vinous, January 2019

The 2016 La Gaffelière has a more savory, perchance more Cabernet Franc–driven bouquet, but one that is well defined, with cedar and sandalwood notes judiciously tucked behind the brambly red fruit. The medium-bodied...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork