Chateau Gaby 2008

  • Chateau Gaby is a stunning, historic Chateau perched on top of a sloping limestone plateau and facing south over the Dordogne river. The Chateau is surrounded by its own park and 16 hectares of rolling vineyards. The wine is produced entirely from older grapes grown on the limestone rich hills with a subsoil of clay. The year 2008 showcased Bordeaux's classic maritime climate with a wet Spring, a sunny Summer without much heat intensity, a wet August but September and October saved the grapes with a gentle Indian Summer. The vintage yielded balanced wines with lovely freshness and a classic Bordeaux profile.

  • Grape Variety Merlot 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Cabernet Franc 5%
    Vintage 2008
    Food Pairing steak, duck, meat pastas, strong cheese, dark chocolate
    Service 16-18°C
    Alcohol 14%
    Producer Chateau Gaby
    Appellation Canon Fronsac
    Ageing Potential ready now and will continue to evolve for 15-20 years
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  • This is sleek, with a chalky frame that's well integrated into the core of dark plum, graphite and tobacco notes, followed by a long, mineral-driven finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet France. Wine Spectator 90/100

    This is a delicious wine from Chateau Gaby in Canon-Fronsac imported by Bordeaux and Beyond. Canon-Fronsac is a very small appellation (about 250 hectares under vine) that sits just west of the township of Libourne close to the Gironde estuary. It is surrounded by the larger Fronsac appellation, with Saint Emilion and Pomerol to the east. In the glass, the 2008 vintage has alluring aromatics of chocolate and plums. The finish on the palate is quite long, with a lovely balance and moreish fine grained tannins. Buy. Rating: Very good, Tasted: 2015, Sean Mitchell, The Grape Observer




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