Château La Gaffelière 2022 Saint-Emilion
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• In de Top 10 Value Wines Bordeaux 2022 van Liv-ex
• In de sweetspot van Saint-Émilion 2022: krachtig én vitaal
• 'This is clearly a gorgeous Saint-Émilion in the making and is well worth seeking out.' (Dunnuck)
- SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
- DruivenrasMerlot, Cabernet Franc
- Land & RegioFrankrijk, Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion
- 100% proefgarantie
- Gratis bezorgd vanaf €75
- Levering binnen 2 tot 3 werkdagen
- Verzekerd verzonden & zorgvuldig verpakt
'A drop-dead gorgeous beauty' (A. Galloni)
Bij een enquête onder de leden van het internationale fine wine trading platform Liv-ex, kwam La Gaffelière bovendien uitstekend uit de bus waar het gaat om prijs-kwaliteit ratio en prijkt fier in de Liv-ex TOP 10 Value wijnen van Bordeaux 2022.
Ook de bekende internationale critici zijn enthousiast over La Gaffelière 2022 en belonen de vatmonsters met hoge scores en lovende woorden.
Klik hierboven op 'Awards' voor de proefnotities van de bekende wijnrecensenten.
|Druivenras||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Smaakprofiel||Complex, krachtig & vol|
|Classificatie||AOC Saint Emilion|
|Op dronk vanaf||2028|
|Op dronk tot||2050|
This is serious. Bold and structured with beautiful fruit, which is crunchy and vibrant. Full body. Lots of complexity and depth with a wide and velvety tannin structure. Excellent length. Lots of blue fruits. Touch of whole cluster.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 La Gaffelière derives exclusively from the prime hillside vineyards below Ausone that made this estate so compelling in the early and mid-twentieth century, and the 2022 is the finest wine produced at this address in many a year, surpassing the 2019 and 2020 in quality. Wafting from the glass with incipiently complex aromas of wild berries, violets, lilac, licorice, vine smoke and raw cocoa, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and seamless, with a deep, multidimensional and beautifully vibrant core of fruit and polished tannins, concluding with a long, mouthwatering finish.
The Wine Independent (Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW)
The 2022 La Gaffeliere is composed of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal gorgeous notions of juicy blackberries, redcurrant jelly, and wild blueberries, followed by suggestions of rose oil, cardamom, and fragrant soil. The medium to full-bodied palate has bags of energetic black and red berry layers, supported by beautifully plush tannins and great tension, finishing long and perfumed. What a beauty!
Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider)
Rich, lush, deep and concentrated, the wine is fresh rich and vibrant with layers of sweet, ripe, vibrant, plums, cherries, flowers and crushed stones from start to finish.
Vinous (Neal Martin)
The 2022 La Gaffelière continues this Saint-Émilion's strong run of form in recent years. The nose is extremely pure and shimmers with nascent excitement, beautifully defined with blackberry, raspberry and touches of cassis. If aromatics could "glide" then this would be a prime example. The palate is exquisite in terms of balance, just a little granular in texture. There are hints of bay and tea leaf toward the silky-smooth finish, completing a potentially marvelous wine.
Vinous (Antonio Galloni)
The 2022 La Gaffelière is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Refined, sculpted and wonderfully precise, La Gaffelière simply has it all. Hints of lavender, mint, blood orange, spice and black cherry fruit all race across the glass. Clean mineral notes and fine tannins support the finish. The delineation here is simply breathtaking. The 2022 is another exceptional wine from the Malet Roquefort family.
Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux)
Such a delicious wine in 2022, with mouthwateringly sappy tannins, juicy and approachable while being muscular and stacked, and here the concentrated blackcurrant and loganberry fruit is studded through with oyster shell salinity. La Gaffelière is not the most high profile of the estates to have resigned from the St Emilion classification, but it's a real loss, because it is finding these type of wines that makes the ranking so worthwhile.
The 2022 Château La Gaffelière showed beautifully, with a medium to full-bodied, forward, sexy style carrying ample ripe black cherries, spring flowers, camphor, and graphite aromatics. These carry to a medium to full-bodied Saint-Emilion with nicely integrated tannins, remarkable purity, and a great, great finish. This is clearly a gorgeous Saint-Emilion in the making and is well worth seeking out. The blend is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, and this is certainly in the same ballpark, if not better than, the 2018, 2019, and 2020.
A little shy on the nose, straight and streamlined, so pure but with grip and attention-holding tannins, very softly grainy but also fresh and mineral giving licks of flint, graphite and mint. Calm and well controlled, nothing too out of place but clearly concentrated and intense with density. Focussed with drive and persistence, mouthwatering strawberry and cherry, with really chalky, crushed stone edges putting you on limestone in St-Emilion. The place speaks in the wine and it has good depth and drive. On the slightly more high toned, muscular, overt edge, needs to soften slightly, but this has detail and precision and exceptional juiciness which is so appealing. Punchy, forward, intense - a gorgeous wine in the making. 3.4pH. 3.55g/l total acidity. HVE3 certified. A yield of 40hl/ha. Ageing 13-15 months, 60% in new barrels.
Deep dark ruby garnet colour with opaque core and purple reflections, delicate brightening on the rim. Subtle hints of nougat and coconut, dark berries, fresh plums, fine noble oak, very inviting bouquet. Juicy, elegant, fine fruit sweetness, pleasant acidity, silky and persistent, a finesse-rich food wine with a certain ageing potential.
Reserved red- and dark-fruit aroma with a chalky freshness. Supple fruit but builds on the palate, the tannins firm but refined. Long and persistent. Structured for ageing.