Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, (JS-93-94)
Very compacted and dense with chewy and fine tannins. Full-bodied yet reserved and fine. Long finish. Big improvement here
Source: 230, Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 28th Apr 2017 (RP-84-86)
The 2016 Magnan la Gaffeliere felt a little reduced in the glass when I tasted it. The palate is nicely balanced with simple red berry fruit, linear in style but it needs more energy on the finish. Early drinking.
Drink Date: 2019 – 2025
Chateau Magnan la Gaffeliere traces its origins back to the 1770?s. The owner at the time was a cooper at Chateau La Gaffeliere, where he drew inspiration both for the name of his own vineyard and for the spirit of his wines. The production of Magnan la Gaffeliere was sold to wine merchants of Libourne who assured the distribution of the wine through France and likely beyond.
Sister property of Clos La Madeleine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe, Chateau Magnan la Gaffeliere enjoys the same attentive approach in the vineyard and in the cellar. The terroir of Magnan la Gaffeliere combines veins of clay with sandier foothill parcels, producing a wine that is naturally delicate and generous.
Mr Hubert de Bouard de Laforest consulted for the Chateau until its aquisition by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix in September 2017. Today, Magnan la Gaffeliere is managed directly by the Jean-P?erre Moueix technical teams.
The wines of Chateau Magnan la Gaffeliere are round, fruit-forward, charming and full-bodied, ideal companions to a variety of meat, poultry or cheese dishes.