Clos La Gaffelière, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2018
Château La Gaffelière is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Saint-Émilion appellation on the Right Bank of the Gironde river. The estate has a long history dating back to the 17th century and is known for producing high-quality wines.
The vineyards of Château La Gaffelière cover around 40 hectares and are planted with a mix of grape varieties, including predominantly Merlot, as well as Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is typically aged for 18 to 22 months in oak barrels, with around 50% new oak.
Château La Gaffelière produces both a Grand Vin and a second wine called "Les Hauts de la Gaffelière". The wines are known for their richness, depth, and complexity, with flavors of dark fruit, tobacco, and spice. The Grand Vin is particularly renowned for its ability to age gracefully for several decades, while the second wine is often a more accessible and affordable alternative that can be enjoyed in its youth.
Château La Gaffelière has received high praise from wine critics, with many vintages earning scores in the 90s and even approaching 100 points on occasion. The estate has also been promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé "B" status in the Saint-Émilion classification system, which is a testament to its consistent quality over the years.