Clos la Gaffelière 2011 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru


Second wine of Château La Gaffelière, owned by Count Léo de Malet Roquefort - from the most ancient family in the region! Subsequent generations never refrained from investing heavily on the property in order to maintain its worldwide reputation, mixing modern and ancient techniques. Clos la Gaffelière is the second wine of the Château, made with the younger vines of the estate. It boasts a dark red robe and a fresh nose of black fruit and liquorice. It is a silky wine on the palate with elegant tannins and a long, harmonious final. Just beautiful.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château la Gaffelière
2011
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Bordeaux
Dry Red wine
50% Merlot
50% Cabernet Franc
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2021
1 hour before
16°C
Veal stew, grilled duck breast, roasted turkey
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Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestone
22 hectares
35 years old
Manual
14%
14 months in French oak barrels
 ComplexityComplexity Scale Red Wine
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"A second wine half-Merlot half-Cabernet Franc, fruity and slightly animal on the nose, supple and round on the palate, enhanced by soft tannins which makes it great to drink young."

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92/100 "This small production wine is the equivalent of a second wine for Count Leo de Malet-Roquefort's Premier Grand Cru Classé estate. The wine is smooth, elegant and ripe. Black plums and perfumed acidity are accompanied by some wood aging flavors and fresher black-currant fruitiness. It is a sophisticated wine that still needs to age."

 

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Clos la Gaffelière 2011 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Clos la Gaffelière 2011 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Second wine of Château La Gaffelière, owned by Count Léo de Malet Roquefort - from the most ancient family in the region! Subsequent generations never refrained from investing heavily on the property in order to maintain its worldwide reputation, mixing modern and ancient techniques. Clos la Gaffelière is the second wine of the Château, made with the younger vines of the estate. It boasts a dark red robe and a fresh nose of black fruit and liquorice. It is a silky wine on the palate with elegant tannins and a long, harmonious final. Just beautiful.