Château la Gaffelière, Grand Cru Classé, St-Émilion, Bordeaux 2006
Subtle traces of oak smoke give a pretty grilled quality on the nose, this wine is starting to extend itself, to hit right to the baseline. Fine damson fruit that holds on through the mid palate. Acidity slightly out of balance on the finish, just a touch intrusive, but so much to forgive with the fruit texture and sense of lift. A fine 2006 that is ready to drink with a good carafing, but still with life to come. Great showing from the Malet Roquefort family, although not hitting the heights of its 2005. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Taster: Jane Anson
*Stockist information from Wine-Searcher.com