• WA: 70

    Wine Advocate Score

    (88-89)

    Close
  • JR: 90

    Jancis Robinson Score

    18

    Close
  • WS: 92

    Wine Spectator Score

    92

    Close
  • ST: 80

    Stephen Tanzer Score

    91-93

    Close

Château Canon Saint Émilion Clos Canon 2nd Vin 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

"Pretty berry and spice aromas, with hints of new wood. Turns to animal and meat character but blows off with lots of air. Decadent juice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Lovely stuff. Slightly reductive now, but this should come out lovely...92" WS 3/04

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.75 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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 Saint Émilion Clos Canon 2nd Vin

Add your review
Snooth User: HGD
12064816
4.00 5
03/10/2010

Well made, full of rich fruit, but a bit oo extracted for my palette. I can't pick a fault with the wine, but somehow it lacks some fun. It ticks the right boxes in quality stakes, but somehow it lacks a little imagination and cunning to make it a great wine. Good, very good, but not great.


Snooth User: luca chevalier
5336612,535
3.50 5
06/14/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Canon Saint Émilion Clos Canon 2nd Vin

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

...Captivating aromas of currant, mocha, minerals, smoked meat and tobacco. Sweet on entry, then suave and cedary in the middle, with a lightly herbal character adding complexity. Very harmonious wine... Stephen Tanzer. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Canon la Gaffeliere 750ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
05/29/2011

Made in a structured, tannic, restrained style (representative of the vintage s overall personality), this medium to full-bodied 2001 exhibits scents of espresso roast, cedar, chocolate, black currants, and cherries. With sweet but noticeable tannin, exceptional multilayered flavors, and excellent texture, elegance as well as purity, it will be at its finest between 2005-2013.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Canon 750ml



All Prices

Shipping to:

"Pretty berry and spice aromas, with hints of new wood. Turns to animal and meat character but blows off with lots of air. Decadent juice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Lovely stuff. Slightly reductive now, but this should come out lovely...92" WS 3/04

Top Saint-Emilion Lists


Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network