This Premier Grand Cru Classé St Emilion is the oldest family owned vineyards of the appellation. The estate was split in two part, the other part taking the name of Canon La Gaffeliere.
“Racy and beautiful, with blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors. Solid core of everything. Impressive.” – 92/95pts James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2010
“An absolutely spectacular effort, the 2009 is one of the all-time 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… the 2009 reveals compelling elegance, tremendous intensity and opulence and more viscosity than one normally sees…” – 95+pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012
French red wine from Saint Emilion in Bordeaux France, made with Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Château La Gaffeliere is the oldest family owned vineyards in Saint Emilion with roots that can be traced back to the 15th century. The estate reputation only started in the 17th century after the arrival of the Comte de Malet-Roquefort. Years later the vineyard was split in two part, the other being named Canon La Gaffeliere. Today the grand vin is a Premier Grand Cru Classé St Emilion. View our selection.
The 18 hectare of vineyards is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, with an average of 40 years old vine. Wines are matured for 12 months in French oak barrels of which 70 to 80% is new.
Two wines are made at the estate; the grand vin Château la Gaffeliere and the second vin Clos La Gaffeliere.