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  • Year: 2009
95 Points
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"An absolutely spectacular effort, the 2009 is one of the alltime great La Gaffelieres produced. One would have to go back to the 2005, 1947 or 1961 to find this level of quality from this ancient, historic vineyard planted adjacent to the walls of St.Emilion, on the Cote Pavie. Dating back to the 1400s, this estate has been owned for over three centuries by the MaletRoquefort family. Composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (in the past it was twothirds Merlot and the rest split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), the 2009 reveals compelling elegance, tremendous intensity and opulence and more viscosity than one normally sees. While I thought the alcohol was well past 14%, the Chateau claims it is only 13.5%, which is relatively modest in this vintage. Lots of kirsch, licorice, incense, truffle, asphalt, blackberry and cassis notes dominate the aromatics and flavors of this fullbodied, viscous, fabulously pure, flamboyant St.Emilion. Drinking it now may be considered infanticide by some consumers, but it is already attractive, and should last for 34 decades. Kudos to consultant Michel Rolland for fashioning one of the alltime greats from La Gaffeliere."
91 Points
Wine Spectator
"Very fleshy, with lush, velvetytextured plum sauce, currant paste and melted licorice notes, woven with toasty spice and backed by a dark chocolate bark note on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2023. 4,165 cases made."

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Chateau La Gaffeliere Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru 2009 750ml

country: France/region: Bordeaux/subregion: Saint Emilion

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