chateau la gaffeliere premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru 2018
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2018 chateau la gaffeliere premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru

Why We're Buying

Château La Gaffelière (St. Émilion Premier Grand Cru) is one of the oldest, family-owned vineyards on the Right Bank, going back to the 15th century. The wine estate is also getting better with age. Its flagship merlot-dominant blend earned its highest-ever rating on Wine-Searcher.com in 2019.

Critics Scores

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The 2018 La Gaffelière is hands down one of the wines of the vintage. Towering in its stature and vertical lift, the 2018 dazzles right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and leather all run through this deep, wonderfully pliant Saint-Émilion. The 2018 is rich, deep and beautifully resonant, with tremendous depth and tons of stature that builds, all framed by beams of supporting minerality that confer vibrancy. La Gaffelière is distinctive, alluring and arresting right out of the gate. It is another magnificent showing from this reborn estate. The blend is 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Franc. Magnifique!