Château La Gaffelière 2021 (Pre-Arrival)

Château La Gaffelière 2021 (Pre-Arrival)

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Bordeaux Futures 2021 estimated arrival Summer 2024

 Appellation: Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru

Size: 750mL


95-97 Antonio Galloni for Vinous

" The 2021 La Gaffelière is a wine of extraordinary finesse and class. Time in the glass brings out striking depth and complexity. The aromatics alone are beguiling but everything about the 2021 speaks to elegance. Crushed red berry fruit, rose petals, blood orange, mint and saline notes punctuate the finish."

94-95 James Suckling

" A very precise and curated wine with ultra-fine tannins that run the length of the wine. Medium body. Dark berry and dark chocolate flavors and a creamy finish. Classy."

92-94 Wine Advocate

"A notable success in this vintage, the 2021 La Gaffelière offers up aromas of sweet cherries and berries mingled with notions of licorice, loamy soil and spices. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and enveloping, it's supple and charming, with a fleshy core of fruit, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins, concluding with impressive persistence. Tasted four times, twice at the château."

93 Decanter

"Succulent and supple, sugary, ripe, jammy tannins hit the palate with such a buzz and energy. It's not so complex at this point but I like the upfront nature: it's bright and bold, with bitter, salty minerality also coming through at the end - liquorice sticks, cedar, graphite. Clean, crisp and very enjoyable. Tannins are so smooth just perfectly integrated. Will be great in time and I love the cool mint aspect on the finish."

Important information to note:

Given the recent lifting of tariffs, 2021 Bordeaux Futures are offered assuming no charges due to tariffs.  Should tariffs be in place at the time the of importation into the US, added costs as a result of the tariffs will be the responsibility of the buyer.

Shipping charges will be calculated and added at the time of delivery in the summer of 2024.