2014 Chateau Canon La GaffeliereBlend from France
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- 93-96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 95 Wine Spectator
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93-96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"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."
93-96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 - Wine Spectator
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|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|