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2010 Chateau Canon La GaffeliereBlend from France

$119.99

List Price: $149.99

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Just when you might have thought it was getting hard to find a few of the really great 2010`s from Bordeaux .... . This offer on the 2010 Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere is an ou...

  • 96 Wine Spectator
  • 95 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 09/29/2017

About

96

"#2 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2013! This takes the power of the vintage and puts it in its pocket for later, preferring instead to let mouthwatering briar, loganberry, mulberry and blackberry fruit strut its way forward, enlivened with roasted wood spice and supported by suavely but thoroughly embedded iron-tinged structure. Should cruise for two decades. Best from 2016 through 2035."

95 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This wine shows wonderfully exotic tapenade, licorice, Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, blackberry and sweet cherry notes in its strikingly provocative aromatics. On the palate, the wine is dense and full-bodied, with stunning concentration, purity, texture and length. It is full-bodied, silky smooth and seems to have more in common with the 2009 than one might expect, although the freshness and tannin levels are slightly more elevated. Drink it over the next 20+ years."

"An absolutely spectacular success once again from proprietor Stephan von Niepperg. Gilles Pauquet is the consultant and has done an exemplary job with this particular estate."

Product Description:

Just when you might have thought it was getting hard to find a few of the really great 2010`s from Bordeaux ....
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This offer on the 2010 Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere is an outstanding opportunity to grab one of the top wines of the vintage!!!.
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The main reasons are obvious: .
- Rated 96 WS / 95 RP .
- from the excellent 2010 vintageā€¦ .
- Most importantly #2 Wine of the Year in the WS TOP 100 Wines of 2013!!! .
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"Since he took charge at Canon-La Gaffeliere in 1985, Stephan von Neipperg, of German nobility yet a rebel in Bordeaux, has elevated quality by focusing on terroir and thinking outside the box. He was one of the first to hire consultant Stephane Derenoncourt. Grapes for this wine, a blend of 55 percent Merlot, 35 percent Cabernet Franc and 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, are destemmed and go mostly uncrushed into oak vats, triggering a slow initial fermentation. The wine aged in barrel for 17 months. 4,500 cases made..
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This takes the power of the vintage and puts it in its pocket for later, preferring instead to let mouthwatering briar, loganberry, mulberry and blackberry fruit strut its way forward, enlivened with roasted wood spice and supported by suavely but thoroughly embedded iron-tinged structure. Should cruise for two decades. Best from 2016 through 2035" - Wine Spectator.
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The best part: This wine is already starting to enter its prime drinking window now!.
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When the Wine Spectator Top 100 List comes out each year, the top 10 wines usually fly. However, every so often, opportunity calls and additional quantity of the wines appear on the market at a later date. This is one of those opportunities!!.

Product Detail

Item # 78089
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

96 - Wine Spectator

95 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box