1985 Château Domaine De Gaillat Graves

This 1985 Château Domaine De Gaillat is a fine example of the grace and elegance that vintage Bordeaux can develop with age. Wine Connoisseurs would enjoy the kind of complexity and depth of flavors that not many wines other than these fine old red wines from Bordeaux can offer. Drinking beautifully now, this attractive red wine will probably continue to charm wine lovers for years to come, if supplies last.

Vintage: 1985
Wine: Château Domaine De Gaillat
Appellation: Graves
District: Graves
Region: Bordeaux
Country of Origin: France

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc

Alcohol By Volume: 13%

Price: php 3,900
Special Offer: p3,300

SKU Number: A3-886-1985-R

Other vintages available:

Serving temperature: 12-15ºC
Decanting: Recommended
Aeration: 10 minutes
Drinking window: ready to drink

Those who liked this wine also considered or ordered these items also:

[A3-341-1987-R] 1987 Ch. Domaine de Chevalier, Grand Cru Classé, Graves
[A3-387-1975-R] 1975 Ch. du Glana, Cru Bourgeois Superieur, St. Julien
[A3-390-1985-R] 1985 Ch. Gloria, Cru Bourgeois, St. Julien
[A3-429-1964-R] 1964 Ch. Haut Bailly, Grand Cru Classé, Graves
[A1-211-1982-R] 1982 Ch. Leoville Barton, 2eme Cru Classé, St. Julien
[A1-212-1970-R] 1970 Ch. Leoville Las Cases, 2eme Cru Classé, St. Julien
[A1-232-1975-R] 1975 Ch. Montrose, 2eme Cru Classé, St. Estephe

Food accompaniments:
Steak medium rare
Game bird
Grilled red meal
Delicate sauce


This classic 1958 vintage claret of Château Domaine De Gaillat, a fine red wind from Graves, Bordeaux is available at Clark Wine Center and other wine outlets of Yats Wine Cellars in Manila.

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Bordeaux Vintage Wines from Yats Wine Cellars

The Graves region, although it is perhaps rather stating the obvious, is named for the gravelly terroir which lies underfoot; the depth of gravel varies, and is as deep as three metres in places, forming well defined outcrops. This well drained and impoverished soil is credited with much of the character and quality of the wines of Graves, although why this particular area of Bordeaux should be so blessed with this name, rather than any of the communes of the Médoc further north which are also characterised by gravel croupes on which so many of the famous grand cru classé properties are sited, is something of a mystery to me. The vineyards are also dotted with clay, chalk, sea shells and sand, the latter elements testament to the nearby waterways, the courses of which have varied over the millennia. Here we are on the left bank of the Garonne, as it flows to its rendezvous with the Dordogne, at which point it becomes the Gironde .

To the south of Pessac-Léognan are the vineyards that have remained designated as Graves following their parting of ways in 1987, spread over 43 communes entitled to the appellation. Here regulations are similar, the grape varieties are obviously broadly the same, although some of the INAO numbers are different, such as the rendement de base which is higher at 50 hl/ha, but otherwise the style is essentially the same as that of Pessac-Léognan.

Enjoy the large selection of fine vintage wine served at Yats Restaurant

The appellations of Pessac-Léognan and Graves are also located on the left bank of the Garonne River, south of the city of Bordeaux (the Médoc is in the north). And while the weather and gravel soils here are similar to those of the Médoc, Pessac-Léognan and Graves produce very different wines. Their red blends often have a smoky, earthy scent and subtle flavors that recall berries, currants and red cherries.

Graves wines tend to be lighter than those of the Médoc and less dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. In neighboring Pessac-Léognan, the blend is similar, but its wines tend to be more formidable and dark. Both regions are good sources for values, though more are found in Graves.

Because of their generally lighter structure, the wines of Graves tend to be more adaptable with food and can even pair well with meaty (but not too oily) fish, like Marcia Kiesel’s simple pan-seared halibut steaks with lemony parsley sauce. At the same time, wines from both Graves and Pessac-Léognan often have a smoky intensity that also makes them natural partners for dishes like Marcia’s rosemary-potato-bacon skewers.

Famous labels and expensive brands of fine wines are available everywhere in Manila but there is only one wine supplier in the Philippines that offers vintages wines from France, Italy and Spain dating back several decades.

Yats Wine Cellars is known among Asian wine lovers as a good source for well-priced vintage wines from all the major wine regions of the world. What makes shopping at Yats a lot of fun is the fact that we offer not only the familiar labels and expensive trophy wines but also lesser known but really interesting vintage wines of excellent value sought after by connoisseurs and beginners alike.

Chateau Lafite 1937 served at Yats Restaurant in Clark Pampanga

In addition to wines from recent stellar vintages, this wine importer in the Philippines offers a very large selection of 20- to 40-year-old matured bottles that are sought after by connoisseurs and seasoned wine drinkers in Asia. Some of these wines are available through boutique wine shops in Ortigas and Fort Global City in Manila. Others can be ordered from their wine shops in Manila and Pampanga or the main sales office in Ortigas for delivery within Metro Manila or shipped to other parts of the Philippines.

Yats Wine Cellars is a wine distributor in the Philippines that caters to the growing population of discerning wine lovers. Wine shoppers looking for good wine shops where they can buy wine in Manila, Pampanga, Cebu or other major cities in Philippines are pleased to find a large selection of vintage wines and lesser-known labels and appellations also.

The vintage wines of Yats Wine Cellars are also purchased as gifts. One popular birthday gift idea is a “birth year wine”, a wine with a vintage year same as the year of birth of the recipient. Yats Wine Cellars is one of the few wine shops in Manila and Pampanga that carries wines dating back 100 years and offers advice on what types of wines from what regions are best for each year in the past. Special vintage cards covering older vintages are also available.

Yats Wine Cellars is one of the wine suppliers that devote a great deal of attention and effort to wine education aimed at enabling wine lovers to enhance their knowledge of wine as well as to develop a discerning palate for fine wines. To that end this leading wine supplier in Philippines frequently hold public wine events that are not sponsored by wine producers and not intended to promote a certain brand.

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Clark Wine Center

Famous Wine Shop in Pampanga Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Field, Clark Air Base,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: 0917-826-8790 (045) 599-5600 0922-870-5173
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Yats Wine Cellars started opening small boutique-sized convenience wine shops in major locations of Manila. Through these wine outlets in Manila, Yats Wine Cellars hope to bring interesting selections of fine vintage wines to wine lovers in Manila at attractive prices.

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Although there are plenty of good restaurants in Manila as well as a growing number of gastro pubs mostly in the Fort Bonifacio Global city and Makati areas, food and wine lovers travel out of town north of Manila to wine and dine in Clark Air Base which is now called Clark Freeport Zone of Pampanga.

Ranked as the top restaurant in Pampanga, Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge not only offers good food, excellent wine selection and attentive service, it is also one of the restaurants in Pampanga that is great for group dinners, business entertaining and celebrating birthdays and anniversaries also. Semi-private and private rooms are available for groups of 5 to 50 here in this fine dining restaurant in Clark.

Elegant and cozy dining at Grill Room of Yats Restaurant in Clark Pampanga

Yats Restaurant is one of the restaurants in Clark Air Base that is well known to residents of Angeles City, Subic, Manila, Tarlac and Clark Philippines as a good place to eat in Pampanga. Recently, event organizers and corporate planning departments have discovered that this famous restaurant in Clark Pampanga is also a very good venue for group dinners and corporate functions, not to mention parties and celebrations for other special occasions outside of Manila in North Luzon.

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Private dinners can be accommodated in this famous restaurant located in Mimosa, at the heart of Pampanga Clark Freeport. Private rooms suitable for 4 to 24 can be reserved in advance at this impressive restaurant in Pampanga for company and personal functions and events in Clark. This fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is a very popular event venue for small wedding receptions, social events, company board meetings and annual parties. Even companies from Manila travel to Pampanga to hold their functions and events in this well known fine dining restaurant in Pampanga.

Besides good and impressive restaurants to wine and dine near Manila, Subic or in Angeles City Pampanga, Clark Philippines, those requiring assistance for hotel and resort bookings in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines may log on to http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com for more information and reservations.

Lodging in Clearwater Resort by the Lake

Clark Pampanga is not only frequently visited for its good restaurants and fine dining establishments, it is also a highly recommended wedding destination especially for couples looking for outdoor garden reception venues and beach weddings. For assistance and information on wedding venues and how to organize a wedding reception, log on to http://www.PhilippinesWeddingVenue.com

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Those visitors who plan to relax and unwind in Angeles City, Subic, Pampanga, Clark Philippines might make an effort to book a room at the famous beach and lake resort Clearwater Resort and Country Club. This famous hotel in Clark Pampanga is frequently visited by families with children looking for a good place in Clark to see, a good holiday destination for the family to relax and unwind in the beautiful outdoor facilities. For more information, log on to www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com

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Have a safe and pleasant trip to Clark Philippines.

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