Clos La Gaffelière 2017

Bordeaux
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Awaiting Release

91-92 Points - James Suckling

A St.-Emilion with deep fruit and spice character and some freshness, too. Full-bodied, textured and delicious already.

James Suckling

Score: 91-92

A St.-Emilion with deep fruit and spice character and some freshness, too. Full-bodied, textured and delicious already.

James Suckling

Neal Martin

Score: 90-92

The 2017 La Gaffelière has quite a high toned, floral, crème de cassis and black cherry scented bouquet that feels well defined, although the oak sticks out at the moment and will require several years to be absorbed. The palate is medium-bodied with quite bold tannin, layers of blackberry and black cherry fruit laced with graphite and spices. It feels like a solid La Gaffelière but it needs to manifest more elegance on the finish. However, I appreciate the purity of this Saint-Émilion and its persistence.

Neal Martin