Château Canon-la-Gaffelière

(33) 05 57 24 71 33 Château Canon La Gaffelière BP 34
SAINT-ÉMILION, 33330
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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 Read more »

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  • HelloQuick question.... which area of Bordeaux produces the most full bodied, smokey, leathery reds?I understand it is a very difficult question which can change depending on vintage etc but as a typical rule of thumb, which areas give a heavier and in particular smokier/oakier red?Excuse my basic knowledge...I am but a mere amature!ThanksD Read More

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  • Château Canon-la-Gaffelière Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2008

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  • Château Canon-la-Gaffelière Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2008

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    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+. Read More

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  • Château Canon Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2007

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    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 ... Read More

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  • Château Canon Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2007

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    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 its size, a bit tough, balanced though, moderate finish shows some tough tannins, will need some time (87-88) Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Château Canon Saint Émilion Clos Canon 2nd Vin 2001

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    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. Read More

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  • Château d'Aiguilhe Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Castillon 2006

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Lodi Brad


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