1997 Château La Gaffelière

Château La Gaffelière (Saint-Emilion)

RP97WS96

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Château La Gaffelière produces this 1997 Château La Gaffelière ($74.86), a red wine from Saint-Emilion that contains cabernet franc and merlot of 1997 and has an alcoholic strength of 12.50%. The 1997 Château La Gaffelière is the ideal red to combine with red meat and cheese. According to Drinks&Co users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points and also has the following ratings: robert parker: 97 and wine spectator: 96.

Technical sheet · Château La Gaffelière

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 1997 Other vintages
Appellation:Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château La Gaffelière
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
6L
Score: RP97WS96
Grapes: Merlot (89%), Cabernet Franc (11%)
Pairing: AppetizersMeatMushroomsCheeseRed meat
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12.50%

Description · Château La Gaffelière

1997 Château La Gaffelière (Merlot and Cabernet Franc)

TASTING NOTES OF 1997 Château La Gaffelière:

  • View: ruby, still young.
  • Nose: Intense and complex black fruit, licorice and vanilla nose.
  • Mouth: ripe and balanced palate, a very fine record with an interesting aging potential.

APPELLATION: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.

VINES: Château La Gaffelière

GRAPES: 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.

PAIRING: beef, furred game.

TEMPERATURE: 16 °C

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%

Château La Gaffelière

Château La Gaffelière seems emerging from History. Through the presence of its vines since the Gallo-Roman era, its name dragged from the leprous hospital or « gaffet » in the mediaeval epoch, and the owners grand genealogy ; the Malet Roquefort family, living for 4 centuries in Saint-Emilion, is...

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Highlighted review about 1997 Château La Gaffelière

Cave Grands Vins

Posted on at 13.15

4/5

Château La Gaffelière 1997

Château La Gaffelière, 1st ranking GC B, in 75 cl 1997 vintage Red wine from Saint Emilion in Bordeaux

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Elsa Patterson

Posted on at 11.21

4 /5

Château La Gaffelière 1997

TASTING NOTES OF 1997 Château La Gaffelière:
- View: brick.
- Nose: grass, herbs, wet earth, snuff, a final black cherry.
- Mouth: concentrated with minerality, spicy plums and truffles.

APPELLATION: Pomerol.
VINES: Château La Gaffelière
GRAPES: 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 3%.

PAIRING: furred game and lamb.
TEMPERATURE: 16 °C
Adam Smith

Posted on at 06.59

4 /5

Château La Gaffelière 1997

It's red with a violet edge. Aromas of coffee and wood. It is a  with a harmonious flavours.
The Château La Gaffelière is the ideal wine to pair it with wild boar sausages.
We tasted this wine at a wine tasting.

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Reviews about Château La Gaffelière 2017

Charles Walcott
Charles Walcott

4/5

I like to surprise my family with this wine.
Has a strong colour. In my opinion, the most noticeable smell is raspberry. Fleshy, smoothy.
We had it with a deer stew.

Reviews about Château La Gaffelière 2016

Edward Harris
Edward Harris

4/5

I opened the bottle for my best friend.
It had a deep colour at first sight. Smells of wood. Softer than 2016.
I enjoyed it with a beef dish.
Jacky Hughes
Jacky Hughes

4/5

TASTING NOTES:
- View: intense and deep purple.
- Nose: gourmand nose, notes of wild berries such as blueberry and cassis, and licorice stick.
- Mouth: full and intense, precise and well integrated tannins. Final fresh, vibrant with good tension.

APPELLATION: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.
VINEYARD: 22 hectares vineyard nestled among the hills of Ausone and Pavia.
GRAPES: Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

AGEING: aged between 14 and 16 months in French oak barrels (50% new wood).

PAIRING: beef with beer sauce, Bordelaise entrecote, rabbit sauce Marengo.
TEMPERATURE: 14-16 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%