Peter Maude Fine Wines
2014, Château Gaffelière, SAINT-ÉMILION, 1er Grand Cru Classé B
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot.
Things were really getting into their stride at this point at La Gaffelière, with a clear step forward in terms of precision, balance and power. The replanted Cabernet Franc had now entered its second decade, starting to express undercurrents of black pepper spice, liquorice and gentle floral aromatics, adding acidity and power without overdoing anything. It's a great wine, with the generosity and impact of a St-Emilion Premier Cru Classé, building in complexity slowly over the palate. This will deliver for many decades. 94 Jane Anson, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2042