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Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere St Emillion 2006

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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 Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere St Emillion

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Snooth User: Lodi Brad
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4.50 5
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
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
06/13/2013

well


External Reviews for Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere St Emillion

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2010

Château d'Aiguilhe 2006: Die wunderbare Mineraltät der kalkigen Tonböden lässt einen Bordeaux entstehen, in welchem Kraft und Finesse verschmelzen. Der Château d?Aiguilhe 2006, ein Wein der Familie von Neipperg (Canon la Gaffelière) beeindruckt mit seinen intensiven Aromen von Pflaume und Kirsche mit Nuancen von Weihrauch. Dieser Rotwein ist finessreich und lang anhaltend im Geschmack mit einer frischen saftigen und fruchtigen Struktur. Ein Lagerwein, der aber dekantiert auch ab dem 5. oder 6. Jahr getrunken werden kann.Weingut: Stephan Graf von Neipperg - Château d'AiguilheRegion: Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion & SatellitenRebsorte: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet FrancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (18 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 7 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen88/100 Punkte Robert Parker Rotwein > Frankreich > Bordeaux


External Review
01/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Chateau d'Aiguilhe 750ml


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
05/14/2010

Château d'Aiguilhe Comtes von Neipperg AOC 2006 - Stephan Graf von Neipperg: Château d'Aiguilhe Comtes von Neipperg AOC 2006 - Rotwein von Stephan Graf von NeippergDie wunderbare Mineraltät der kalkigen Tonböden lässt einen Bordeaux entstehen, in welchem Kraft und Finesse verschmelzen. Der Château d?Aiguilhe 2006, ein Wein der Familie von Neipperg (Canon la Gaffelière), beeindruckt mit seinen intensiven Aromen von Pflaume und Kirsche mit Nuancen von Weihrauch. Dieser Rotwein ist finessreich und lang anhaltend im Geschmack mit einer frischen saftigen und fruchtigen Struktur. Ein Lagerwein, der dekantiert auch ab dem 5. oder 6. Jahr getrunken werden kann.Weingut: Stephan Graf von Neipperg - Château d'AiguilheLand: FrankreichRegion: Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion & SatellitenRebsorte: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet FrancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (18 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 7 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen für den Château d'Aiguilhe Comtes von Neipperg AOC 2006 - Stephan Graf von Neipperg:88/100 Punkte Robert Parker Rotwein > Frankreich > Bordeaux


External Review
04/21/2010

Mitteldichtes Rot. Im Bouquet Duft nach getrockneten Früchten, Zedernholz, Tabak. Frische, ausgewogene mittlere Struktur mit feiner Gerbstoffen. Schönes, rotbeeriges Fruchtextrakt, endet mit dezenten Röstnoten. Eleganter Bordeaux für den unbeschwerten Genuss.


External Review
11/01/2010

Stephan von Neipperg's splendid 50-acre vineyard on clay and limestone soils has once again produced a beautifully ripe, concentrated, textured, sensual wine of both power and elegance. The 2006, an unfined, unfiltered blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabern... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Canon la Gaffeliere 750ml


External Review
04/01/2008

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