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2018 La Gaffelière, St. Emilion (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1407968

Price: $79.99

WE 95-97 VN 94-97 WS 94-97
JS 95-96 RP 94-96 JD 92-94
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K&L Notes

94-96 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2018 La Gaffelière is a little closed on the nose at present, demands coaxing before revealing scents of blackberry, bilberry and white pepper aromas. There is something...enigmatic about the bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins. The oak is beautifully integrated and there is real tension and mineralité on the finish. I must confess that I was not expecting this to be as good as it shows. It is an outstanding La Gaffelière that will age with panache. In over 20 years of tasting this property, this is easily the finest that I have encountered." (11/2019)

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Staff Reviews

  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    5/21/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    42% Cabernet Franc and 58% Merlot. FABULOUS wine-one of the top right bank wines we tasted. Rose petal aromas and sweet red berry fruit flavors. Pure, elegant, sweet and delicious. I could go on and on. Their new plan of only using their top vineyard for the first wine has paid off in spades. A must buy for Bordeaux collectors.
    Drink from 2022 to 2040
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    5/17/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    This was the star of St. Emilion during the 2018 en primeur campaign. The addition of excellent Cabernet Franc vines shone through with aromas of roses, peppery red fruit and graphite on the nose. The texture was very elegant already with wonderful concentration of fruit and tannin on the palate, and wonderful acidity that lends to a long, fresh and balanced finish.
  • Ryan Moses
    By: Ryan Moses
    5/8/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of my clear wines of the vintage - tasted three times, once at that chateau, all with consistent results. About half of La Gaffeliere's holdings are neighboring Ausone on the hillside right next to the town of Saint Emilion. In the past few vintages, they've dedicated more of their Grand Vin to this plot, and it shows. Good pure red fruit with a delicate floral aroma leads to an extraordinary and elegant palate that echoes the red fruit profile and ends with bright acidity and balanced tannin. There is 60% new oak here, but it is invisible. This is a take-notice vintage for La Gaffeliere

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