Château La Gaffelière
Year: 2000 | Country: France | Region: Bordeaux - Right Bank | Volume: 75cl | Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc | ABV: 13% | Food Match: Game dishes, Heavy meat dishes, Rich stews
Château La Gaffelière is a Bordeaux wine estate in the appellation of Saint-Émilion. It is ranked as a Premier Grand Cru Classé B, and is one of the oldest family-owned vineyards in the region. Like many of its neighbors, Château La Gaffelière's wine is Merlot-dominant, with a small proportion of Cabernet Franc. In all, the property boasts 22 hectares (54 acres) of vineyard, of which roughly 70 percent is planted to Merlot and 30 percent to Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in French oak barrels (of which, on average, about half are new oak) for up to 20 months. Until 1961, the estate was known as La Gaffelière-Naudes. Château La Gaffelière should not be confused with the adjacent but separately-owned Château Canon La Gaffelière, though both were once part of a larger estate.
This elegant, fully mature 2000 Saint-Émilion reveals notes of roasted herbs, sandy, loamy soil, black currants, cassis, and a hint of incense. Medium-bodied and pure with outstanding harmony and freshness
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