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2014 Chateau Canon La GaffeliereBlend from France

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"Located on the pied de côte (foot of the slope) south of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, Château Canon La Gaffeliere's terroir consists of clay-limestone and clay-sand ...

  • 93-96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 95 Wine Spectator
  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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93-96

"Exuberant and explosive, the 2014 Canon La Gaffelière is quite forward in style, yet all the elements seem to come together. An open, exotic bouquet melds into sweet red cherries, plums, spices and dried rose petals. The high percentage of Cabernet Franc gives the wine considerable aromatic lift and tons of personality. Floral and savory Franc notes abound on the super, long finish. The 2014 is 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. "

95 Wine Spectator

#7 Wine of the Year, Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2017!

"This cuts a wide swath, with mouthwatering tobacco and warm ganache notes leading the way, followed by a wave of fig, blackberry and black currant preserves. Shows remarkable definition already, even though the structure is strident. Tempting now, but just put this in the back of the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2035. 4,083 cases made. -JM"

93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"This is a big, rich wine with masses of ripe black-fruit aromas and a lot of supple, dry tannins that support the full body very nicely. Drink in 2020 but delicious now."

Product Description:

"Located on the pied de côte (foot of the slope) south of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, Château Canon La Gaffeliere's terroir consists of clay-limestone and clay-sand soil that is very permeable and particularly efficient at retaining heat.

The choice of grape varieties is rather atypical for the appellation in light of the soil: almost a perfect 50/50 divide between Merlot and Cabernet. The Cabernets ripen early and remarkably well on Canon La Gaffelière's warm soil, adding power and aromatic complexity to Merlot's opulence to create wines of natural elegance and finesse.

In keeping with vineyard management adapted to each plot, the vat room was designed to be able to ferment and house wine made from each one in order to fine tune the final blend. Fermentation takes place slowly and temperatures are kept under close control to bring out the best the grapes have to offer. The wine is aged on the lees to enhance its intrinsic qualities and each barrel is treated individually. Non-interventionist winemaking is practised and in such a way as to make the most of vintage character." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 99328
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

93-96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

95 - Wine Spectator

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
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