Sunday, February 7, 2010

***+ $$$$ Chateau La Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France - Wine Tasting & Review

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Original Tasting and Review:

By way of background: Chateau La Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France, is a classic blend of 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc, aged 12 months in new oak barrels for the 2007 vintage.

In the glass: Chateau La Gaffeliere shows as medium red in the glass.

On the nose: Poured with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, this Bordeaux blend displays a sweet, almost new world, blackberry aroma.

On the palate: The first element on the palate is even and bold, followed by an upper palate hit of purple lollipop.

And the wrap-up: The finish is solid tannins and purple fruit.

In summary: Overall, bold experience, seemingly as much in the new world as old world category. Rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for future promise.

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