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Château La Gaffelière St.-Émilion Grand Cru 2006

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CWA96

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $99.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

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“Classic” 96 Points
“At that perfect sweet spot showcasing the benefits of impeccable cellaring while still youthful with primary and tertiary character. There's a smoky, rounded fruit edge to the toasty, lifted nose, with cherry-compote aromas. Sweet-fruited attack then smooth, lithe and fresh. Elegant wine with fine tannins, a classic aged claret, complex, dusty, gamey, sweet and lush all at the same time. Plum, currant, sage, blackberry, tobacco, earth, truffle, leather, graphite are all there with a rum-raisin cake nuance that adds to its appeal, particularly for how incredibly affordable this is.” - California Wine Advisors

“Primary aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and violet. Juicy on entry, then densely packed and vibrant in the middle, with a fine-grained texture to the crushed black fruit and violet flavors. This suave, persistent wine finishes with sweet but firm tannins that call for a few years of cellaring.” - Stephen Tanzer (Vinous 5/09)

“Shows really well. Full body, complex and beautiful with black truffle and spice. Wet earth. Firm tannins. Lively.” - James Suckling (7/17)

“Bright crimson. Heady, almost agricultural and charred nose. Really quite substantial, Very distinctive. Dry tannins on the finish but clean and neat. Punchy with good, direct, well-sculpted fruit. Solid and impressive length. All on the finish in this wine.” - Jancis Robinson (8/07)

"Subtle traces of oak smoke give a pretty grilled quality on the nose, this wine is starting to extend itself, to hit right to the baseline. Fine damson fruit that holds on through the mid palate. A fine 2006 that is ready to drink with a good carafing, but still with life to come. Great showing from the Malet Roquefort family. Drinking window 2016-2028.” - Decanter Magazine (9/14)
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Pre-Arrival Offer: ETA March 2019

“Classic” 96 Points
“At that perfect sweet spot showcasing the benefits of impeccable cellaring while still youthful with primary and tertiary character. There's a smoky, rounded fruit edge to the toasty, lifted nose, with cherry-compote aromas. Sweet-fruited attack then smooth, lithe and fresh. Elegant wine with fine tannins, a classic aged claret, complex, dusty, gamey, sweet and lush all at the same time. Plum, currant, sage, blackberry, tobacco, earth, truffle, leather, graphite are all there with a rum-raisin cake nuance that adds to its appeal, particularly for how incredibly affordable this is.” - California Wine Advisors

“Primary aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and violet. Juicy on entry, then densely packed and vibrant in the middle, with a fine-grained texture to the crushed black fruit and violet flavors. This suave, persistent wine finishes with sweet but firm tannins that call for a few years of cellaring.” - Stephen Tanzer (Vinous 5/09)

“Shows really well. Full body, complex and beautiful with black truffle and spice. Wet earth. Firm tannins. Lively.” - James Suckling (7/17)

“Bright crimson. Heady, almost agricultural and charred nose. Really quite substantial, Very distinctive. Dry tannins on the finish but clean and neat. Punchy with good, direct, well-sculpted fruit. Solid and impressive length. All on the finish in this wine.” - Jancis Robinson (8/07)

"Subtle traces of oak smoke give a pretty grilled quality on the nose, this wine is starting to extend itself, to hit right to the baseline. Fine damson fruit that holds on through the mid palate. A fine 2006 that is ready to drink with a good carafing, but still with life to come. Great showing from the Malet Roquefort family. Drinking window 2016-2028.” - Decanter Magazine (9/14)



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Chateau La Gaffeliere

Vineyard Designate

AVA St. Emilion

Region Bordeaux