The Château La Gaffeliere, is a vineyard of 22 hectares located in Saint-Emilion in Gironde. AOC Saint-Emilion, it is ranked Premier grand cru classé B in the latest rankings of the wines of Saint-Emilion 2006. Count Leo Malet-Roquefort is the current owner of the domain. The castle is located on the Gaffeliere an ancient medieval leper, where they cared for lepers, also called "Gaffette". The vines are 66% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. The château is situated between the Gaffeliere Ausone and Pavie, and produces a second wine from young vines (under 15 years) called Clos La Gaffeliere from the younger vines.
We tasted this wine at a SoDivin company dinner. An endlessly captivating wine epitomizing the extraordinary 1961 vintage. Perfectly well balanced and complex with beautiful aromas of ripe red fruits. It is in its prime but still has many years ahead of it. A real pleasure.