Red

1985 Château La Gaffelière

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1996 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • VAGentleman wrote: 89 points

    December 26, 2021 - Perhaps this exemplifies that, especially with older vintages, there are not chateaus, there are not vintages. There are bottles and provenances. After reading rave reviews was looking forward to. But was while pretty perfumed with solid traditional claret bones, thinning and just into decline. First bottle of the night was 82 Montrose, so that set a high benchmark. Will see what other bottle is like soon.

  • Old Claret Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 8, 2021 - Oh my, this was delicious! Perfectly balanced, soft, luscious and that wonderful 1985 fruit . . .

  • Vinterest Angus Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 8, 2021 - Wonderful PnP. Superb end of life claret. Best in the first 30mins, then faded away somewhat.

  • "Rhône Rider" Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 15, 2019 - 1985 clos la Gaffeliere
    Søtere frukt, mineraler, appelsin. Litt tynnere i munn, elegant, saftig, frisk. Forbi toppen. 88

  • Tavastgatan wrote: 90 points

    June 12, 2018 - You got to love Bordeaux. Just as long as it’s a desent Chateau, no matter what vintage, with age they will turn into quite interesting bottles.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/7/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Château La Gaffelière) Bricking medium red violet color with clear meniscus; mature, tobacco nose with green notes; mature, tobacco, green bean, herbaceous palate, with poise; medium finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Gaffelière
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 79 (70%)
  • Consumed 34 (30%)

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