Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Gaffelière, SAINT-ÉMILION, 1er Grand Cru Classé B
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc.
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, liquorice 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. 95/100 Jane Anson, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2028 - 2044