Peter Maude Fine Wines
2015, Château Gaffelière, SAINT-ÉMILION, 1er Grand Cru Classé B
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc.
An extremely good quality wine, this is juicy, rich and welcoming. There's perhaps the slightest trace of summer heat but the tannins are silky and easy to love. There's a tightening through the finish that speaks of the limestone terroir. It needs another few years to allow the exuberance of the sun-ripened Merlot to quieten down, but then we will have a seriously impressive wine on our hands. 95 Jane Anson, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2024 - 2042