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Château La Gaffeliere




St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Sauvignon | Cab. Franc

Château La Gaffelière, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Émilion, SHC, 2006

12x75cl £660.00

3 bottles

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Tasting Note:

"Stephan von Neipperg’s flagship estate (and, in my opinion, one that should have been upgraded to a premier grand cru classe in the new St.-Emilion hierarchy) has turned in another stunning performance. A blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, from small yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare, the 2006 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as scents of creme de cassis, pain grille, espresso roast, chocolate, and spicy roasted herbs. Dense, medium to full-bodied, and surprisingly opulent for a 2006, with oodles of fruit, and terrific structure as well as purity, it is a more noble expression of Neipperg’s other St.-Emilion, Clos de l’Oratoire. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024."

91/94/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007

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