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2023 Chateau La Gaffeliere

St Emilion’s Chateau La Gaffeliere was one of the outright value picks from the last two year’s En Primeur campaigns, instantly selling out in the Bordeaux wholesale market. The 2023 vintage has just been released and with a massive 96-98 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown, stands out as a sensational buy for a Bordeaux at this price point.

Like many others in the exciting appellation of St Emilion, there’s been a big uptick in quality here at Gaffeliere in recent years. Recent vintages have been exceptional, rivalling some very big hitters and this 2023 continues that trend. For Perrotti-Brown, it is “exquisitely knit with filigree layers of black and red berries and floral accents” and “wonderful tension”. 

Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni were also impressed. Martin calls it “another in a succession of impressive wines from this estate that just oozes sensuality. Superb” and Galloni says “all the elements are impeccably balanced”. 
Details are below, do take a look and let me know if you would like a case or two of this absolute gem secured at your earliest as this is going to be a very popular release:
2023 Chateau La Gaffeliere
£270 per case (6*75cl OWC) in bond 
£275 per case mags (3*150cl OWC) in bond 
SGD $510 ($555.90 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC)
SGD $520 ($566.80 inc GST) per case mags (3*150cl OWC)
96-98 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The 2023 La Gaffeliere is deep garnet-purple in color. It slowly emerges from the glass with fragrant scents of boysenberries, fresh juicy plums, and black raspberries opening out to hints of lilacs, Sichuan pepper, fragrant soil, and cardamom. The medium to full-bodied palate is exquisitely knit with filigree layers of black and red berries and floral accents, supported by plush tannins and wonderful tension, finishing long and perfumed. Wow! The blend is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, with pH 3.50. (2024) Drink 2029-2050
94-96 points Neal Martin
The 2023 La Gaffelière is very pure and floral on the nose, with black cherries intermingling with violet and iris flower scents. The new oak is neatly integrated here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and layers of lightly spiced black fruit. Cedar and graphite furnish the poised but persistent finish. This is another in a succession of impressive wines from this estate that just oozes sensuality. Superb. (2024)
93-96 points Antonio Galloni
The 2023 La Gaffelière is a dense, powerful wine. As has been the case since 2018, La Gaffelière has a strong Franc component—40% in 2023. Usually, the aromatics are quite lifted, but this wine is rather dense. Nothing in particular stands out, as all the elements are impeccably balanced. This will need time to be at its best, but it shows promise. The introduction of 500-liter barrels and a reduction of new oak closes the wine a bit, but there’s a ton of raw energy here and a good bit of tannin, too. (2024)
Offered subject to final confirmation. Available in 2026.


Terms & Conditions of 2023 En Primeur Purchase in Singapore
* All items offered under bond, ex-Singapore (inclusive of freight from Bordeaux)
* Government duties are not inclusive & will apply at the time of physical availability.
* 2% discount will be given for Cheque/TT/PayNow payments.
* Purchases are to be transacted in case multiples as offered, change of bottle formats subject to extra charges.
* Payment is immediate upon confirmation of order/s. Order/s confirmed are non-refundable &/or exchangeable.
* 2% administrative charge [subject to prevailing GST] will be levied for amendment(s) [Duty paid to Bond or vice versa] on confirmed orders. Alterations are not allowed for confirmed order(s) after two years from the date of invoice.
* ETA 2026
* All wines offered subject to remaining unsold

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