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Château Canon la Gaffeliere St. Emilion 2017

Member Review by Wine Spectator Lists:

This is well-cloaked for now in roasted vanilla and espresso notes ... Best from 2015 through 2030. -JM

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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 Château Canon la Gaffeliere St. Emilion

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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/15/2012

This is well-cloaked for now in roasted vanilla and espresso notes ... Best from 2015 through 2030. -JM


Snooth User: JonDerry
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/24/2011

Herbs and dark fruit, somewhat suppressed nose. A little bit green at this stage with a light to medium bodied mouth-feel with spice and floral notes. This is heavy cabernet concentration for St. Emilion, so patience will no doubt be rewarded. Still, this is showing the stuffing to be a 90-92 point wine with a drinking window of 2015-2030+.


Snooth User: drsint
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/29/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Lodi Brad
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/02/2010

Very dark and intense wine. Briary berry, cherry and wood notes in the nose. This wine has lots of tannin not chewy but more mouth filling and all in the front. Open and nicely developed in the finish with good acid. Added this to the cellar, think it will be a winner in a few years. Lovely and priced right.


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/27/2009

Kirsch and cherry nose. Red cherry smooth and elegant. Mild tannins yet spicy. Smooth finish - restrained.


Snooth User: Sunnyhill
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/13/2013

well


Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/30/2008

the earth cuts through all on this one...very dirt-y


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External Reviews for Château Canon la Gaffeliere St. Emilion

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Vintage: 2011 05/17/2012

60% merlot, 32% cabernet franc, and 8% cabernet sauvignon from a 19.5-hectare parcel on the slopes of the limestone plateau. Vines are over 45 years old, planted in a mixture of limestone, clay and sand. Purple pinkish color. Aromas of roasted vegeta... Jeff Loo. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Canon la Gaffeliere 1500ml


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Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 2011 Canon La Gaffeliere le Rose Bordeaux Blend 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 04/08/2015

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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Vintage: 2010 04/08/2015

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.


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Vintage: 2010 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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Vintage: 2010 06/16/2011

80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. A low yielding parcel of 2.4 hectares sits at the top of a clay/limestone plateau. Yields were 30 hls/ha. Aged in 60% new and 40% one-wine old barrels. This truly transcends in the glass when you taste the concentra... Neil Mechanic. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Chateau d'Aiguilhe Querre 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 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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