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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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Château la Gaffelière
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Dry Red wine
50% Cabernet Franc
from now to 2021
1 hour before
Veal stew, grilled duck breast, roasted turkey
Clay and limestone
35 years old
14 months in French oak barrels
|What experts say|
"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."
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."