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Château Canon Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Lovely dark, red and purple color of good intensity. Fruity nose, of average intensity and ripe type. Smooth and silky. The wine develops aromatic and fat. The estate confirms its style with a very silky touch. On the finish, this wine shows good length with a fine grain. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com<br/><br/>

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

Editorial Reviews for Château Canon Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
06/20/2010

Dark, earthy nose, slightly fudgy, tomato leaf, carnations, integrated and balanced wood spice – nice fruit up front, a bit lean on the mp, slightly elevated acids, nice fresh fruit, fairly structured for it’s size, a bit tough, balanced though, moderate finish shows some tough tannins, will need some time (87-88)


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
07/02/2010

A bit Funky on the nose with a dusty character and dried wild cherry fruit accented with green tobacco notes. On entry this is rather soft, modestly endowed with a nice mineral soil tone up front then building gently layered complexity with notes of cherry, tobacco, and oak spice building across the palate. The backend shows better focus as the tannin kicks in, with the finish displaying excellent length and ripe fruit with only a touch of vegetal herbaciousness. This needs time to knit together but should improve. 89pts


External Reviews for Château Canon Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: AOC Fine Wines
01/12/2010

Lovely dark red and purple color of good intensity. Fruity nose of average intensity and ripe type. Smooth and silky. The wine develops aromatic and fat. The estate confirms its style with a very silky touch. On the finish this wine shows good length with a fine grain. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com



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Lovely dark, red and purple color of good intensity. Fruity nose, of average intensity and ripe type. Smooth and silky. The wine develops aromatic and fat. The estate confirms its style with a very silky touch. On the finish, this wine shows good length with a fine grain. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com<br/><br/>

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