2016 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2016 La Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend
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  • WE 97
  • JS 96
  • DC 96
  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • JL 94

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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...   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. Drink the wine from 2025.  
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...   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 blend of 70 per cent merlot and 30 per cent cabernet franc. Try after 2025.  
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...   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 tannins through the palate. It has hints of dark chocolate, and a floral edge from the Cabernet Franc. Be in no rush to open this, because it's clearly going to deliver over the next few decades. As of this vintage, we are seeing the blend that the estate hopes to maintain (60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc).  
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...   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 to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully elegant with a soft, velvety texture and seamless freshness carrying the multilayered fruit to a long finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
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...   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 faint floral echo. This should age into a charmer. Best from 2022 through 2037. — J.M.  
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...   Deep ruby in color, the wine is round, lush, polished, concentrated and fruity, with these great, crushed rock and floral accents. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2016+La+Gaffeliere  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.28%
Closure Cork