La Gaffelière 2020 released

This is not a wine that we expected to consider for the 2020 campaign – however, after seeing the critical acclaim and Liv-ex reviews – we have taken a good allocation here.

The international trade is offering the wine for £600 per 12×75.

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded today’s release a barrel range of 96-98 points – his highest score for the château. He said it had “perhaps the most satin-like texture I have encountered on a young La Gaffelière”.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Advocate) gave it the same range as Martin and noted that the wine “shimmers with compelling energy”.

James Suckling rated it 96-97 and described it as “really impressive”.

The wine also received 95 points from Jane Anson (Decanter) and 94-96 from Falstaff.

This release looks to offer Fair Value and is priced below vintages like 2018, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2005 despite boasting a higher Benchmark Critic Score.