1964 Château La Gaffelière St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note

1964 Château La Gaffelière  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Much better than the previous bottle, this was rockin'! Luscious fruits, silky, earthy, ripe, soft fruits and a finish that lingers with its blend of plums, rocks, stones, tobacco and herbs. At the perfect level of maturity, if you can find a bottle, grab it!

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Smoky dark cherries, licorice, earth, tobacco and plum characteristics, medium/full bodied, soft, and gently fading, the wine shows the charm of its age, while still providing pleasure. No decanting needed, just pop and pour. This is not a wine for further aging.

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lagaff Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Angelus, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Gaffeliere is much better with at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Gaffeliere offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 9-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Gaffeliere with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Gaffeliere is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau La Gaffeliere is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau La Gaffeliere is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.