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Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere St. Emilion 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"Ripe and dense, but very, very sleek, with lovely polish to the texture, which lets the layers of plum sauce, blueberry and boysenberry fruit glide along. Powerful but perfumy. A beauty in the making…94-97." WS 4/11.

Château Canon-la-Gaffelière:
Château Canon La Gaffelière is located on the outskirts of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, at the southern foot of the slope. The 19.5 hectare vineyard has a complex, outstanding terroir of clay-limestone and clay-sand soil. The topsoil is primarily sandy, increasingly so as one moves away from the slope. The unusual proportion of grape varieties (55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Ca... Read more
Château Canon La Gaffelière is located on the outskirts of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, at the southern foot of the slope. The 19.5 hectare vineyard has a complex, outstanding terroir of clay-limestone and clay-sand soil. The topsoil is primarily sandy, increasingly so as one moves away from the slope. The unusual proportion of grape varieties (55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) at Canon-La-Gaffelière is perfectly suited to the soil. The average amount of Merlot is approximately 70% in Saint-Emilion. This variety contributes roundness and opulence. However, the high percentage of Cabernet Franc at Canon-La-Gaffelière is unquestionably well-adapted to the estate's warm soil. This variety accounts for an exquisite bouquet with spicy, floral overtones, as well as power and aromatic complexity. The old Cabernet Franc vines do especially well on soil with a high clay content. Seeing as the Cabernets are usually late-ripening, they take full advantage of the estate's warm soil. This means they mature much earlier than in most other parts of the appellation. The vines, an average of 45 years old, are deeply rooted in the soil and absorb all the goodness in the terroir. They are mostly replaced individually rather than plot by plot (which maintains the average age). The last major replanting dates back to 1986. Mass selection is practised. This is especially useful in order to perpetuate the precious old Cabernet Franc vines. It not only maintains the vineyard's genetic heritage, but also its unique balance. Remarkably well-structured, always elegant, and unfailingly long on the palate, Château Canon La Gaffelière eloquently illustrates Stephan von Neipperg's new orientation. Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere St. Emilion

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Snooth User: mikespeer
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3.50 5
07/20/2013

licorice, slight hints of plum....on the palatte it is earthy with a nice finish.


External Reviews for Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere St. Emilion

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

This is tight and powerful. Solid frame of fruit and tannins. Curious about this. Like the 2009. This is 40% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. James Suckling.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

A beautifully structured wine that is both ripe and elegant. It is bolstered by tannins the acidity a great cutting edge. The black currant fruits are already delicious although the tannins promise a great future. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Low yields of 28 hecoliters per hectare produced a blend of 55% Merlot 35% Cabernet and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that will be aged in 70% new oak. Licorice chocolate mint spice jammy black raspberries silky lush textures and long fresh sweet chocolate cherry expansive finish are the hall marks of this wine. Jeff Leve.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

Low yields of 28 hecoliters per hectare produced a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that will be aged in 70% new oak. Licorice, chocolate mint, spice, jammy black raspberries, silky lush textures and long, fresh, sweet cho... Jeff Leve. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Canon la Gaffeliere 1500ml


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05/28/2011

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


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05/28/2011

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/28/2011

Ripe and dense, but very, very sleek, with lovely polish to the texture, which lets the layers of plum sauce, blueberry and boysenberry fruit glide along. Powerful but perfumy. A beauty in the making. -J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Canon la Gaffeliere 1500ml


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"Ripe and dense, but very, very sleek, with lovely polish to the texture, which lets the layers of plum sauce, blueberry and boysenberry fruit glide along. Powerful but perfumy. A beauty in the making…94-97." WS 4/11.

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