Chateau LA GAFFELIERE Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012
Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes: Dense ruby/purple color in addition to a flamboyant bouquet of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, blackberries, smoked meats, incense, and Asian spice. Deep and full-bodied as well as ethereal and exceptionally elegant for its explosive richness and intensity.
About the winery: Chateau La Gaffeliere has a long and rich vine growing history that dates to the Gallo-Roman period. Planted with 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, the Chateau's 22 hectares of vines rest on an impressive terroir from Saint-Emilion. With clay-limestone soil on a gently sloping hill and siliceous soil at the foot of the hill, the Chateau's diverse soils bring personality to its wines. Current owner Count Leo de Malet Roquefort is passionately dedicated to perpetuating the traditions that have earned Chateau La Gaffeliere its worldwide reputation.
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