2022 La Gaffeliere (St-Emilion)

60% Merlot/40% Cabernet Franc
Ageing 19 months in 50% new oak
St-Emilion, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
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95-96 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, April 2023
96 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, Apr 2023
98-100 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2023
95-97 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2023
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2022 La Gaffeliere (St-Emilion)

Media Reviews

William Kelley

A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 La Gaffeliere 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. 95-96 points

Jane Anson

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 Gaffeliere 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. Look out also for a 100% Cabernet Franc cuvee (not tasted, so I`ll be looking out too) from this vintage to be released in a few years. Stephane Derenoncourt consultant. 96 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2022 La Gaffeliere is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Refined, sculpted and wonderfully precise, La Gaffeliere 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. La Gaffeliere is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Elevage is expected to be 19 months in 50% new oak and 50% neutral barrels. The 2022 is another exceptional wine from the Malet Roquefort family. 98-100 points

Neal Martin

The 2022 La Gaffeliere continues this Saint-Emilion`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. The 60% new oak is seamlessly integrated. There are hints of bay and tea leaf toward the silky-smooth finish, completing a potentially marvelous wine. 95-97 points

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