2020 Château La Gaffelière, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

The 2020 Château La Gaffelière is another incredible wine from this estate, that's producing some of the finest wines on the right bank right now. Chiselled and precise, with lots of energy, this manages to balance the solar character of the vintage, with real purity and precision. An incredible wine, and one of the picks of the vintage. Strictly limited to 24 bottles per customer. If you wish to secure more, please contact a member of the team.

Critic score
95.75/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£60.28
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£361.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    60% Merlot
    40% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2048
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2020 Château La Gaffelière, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Blackberry and black-olive aromas and flavors. Full-bodied with layers of fine tannins that fill the mouth. Expansive finish. The tannins are very fine, but abundant. Really impressive.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
96—97/100

Cask sample. Liquorice, soy, black cherry and a touch of floral character too. Succulent and bright, appreciably light touch for this concentrated vintage. Surprisingly drinkable even now, with fine tannins and appetising acidity. Long finish with noticeable but not intrusive oak spice. Very tempting. Possibly even GV?

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2021)
17+

An run of successful vintages at La Gaffeliere, and this again proves why it is an estate to watch, striking an expert balance between power and finesse. Offers a ton of cassis, blackberry, black cherry and damson fruits, licorice root and crushed stone, just gorgeously juicy and stretches out across the palate. Austere tannins at this point, plenty of limestone character, a little tight on the finish but with a velvet texture and promises to age with grace. A yield of 42hl/ha.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
95/100