Appellation | Saint Émilion Grand Cru
Classification | Premier Grand Cru Classé
Grape | 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | 15 months in barrels, 50% of which are new barrels (French oak)
Tasting notes | "Impressive deep-set dark cherries, blueberries and dark plums here with neatly fitted spicy oak, which adds immediate complexity. Deep, long and fresh with vibrant acidity, underpinning ripe blackberries, plums and hints of chocolate. Superb wine". James Suckling
Paring | Delicious stew like a Beef Bourgogne
Drinking | Drinking from 2022 - 2045
Critic notes/awards | 94-95/100 James Suckling
Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).
Château La Gaffelière, previously Château Gaffelière-Naudes, is a Bordeaux wine from the Saint-Émilion appellation, ranked among the Premiers grands crus classés B in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located west of Château Pavie, just south of the town of Saint-Émilion, within the commune of the same name. The château also produces a second wine named Clos La Gaffelière.
Founded on the ruins of a Gallo-Roman villa named "Le Palat", and later a 17th-century leper colony, the estate was sharecropping land that came to the ownership of the Comte de Malet-Roquefort. The word "gaffet" translates to leper.
Near the end of the 19th century, the original extensive estate was divided into what became Château Canon-la-Gaffelière, and the area then called Puygenestous-Naudes, renamed Château Gaffelière-Naudes. The name was simplified after 1963. After three centuries, it still belongs to the Malet-Roquefort family.
Current owner: Malet-Roquefort family
Soils: Limestone clay soils
Farming: Harvest by hand
Vines: On average 35 years of age