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2016 Chateau Canon La GaffeliereBlend from France

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  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 95 Wine Enthusiast
  • 95 Wine Spectator
  • 93-95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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96

"The aromas are very complex with sweet tobacco, black truffles, blueberries and blackberries. Subtle. Menthol, too. Full-bodied yet so elegant. Structure with finesse and purity. The tannins are melted in the wine. Fabulous young wine. Try tasting it from 2023."

95 Wine Enthusiast

"Bold tannins, rich fruit and good acidity combine in a wine that is powerful while always fresh. With acidity and stylish black-currant flavors, the wine's fruitiness comes through the tannins, finishing with a juicy, perfumed aftertaste. Drink from 2025."

95 Wine Spectator

"This delivers a very fresh, juicy ball of red and black currant preserve flavors laced liberally with bramble, roasted apple wood and sweet tobacco notes. Shows terrific purity, energy and drive, with a piercing echo of minerality through the mouthwatering finish. Best from 2022 through 2038. 6,917 cases made. — JM"

93-95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2016 Canon la Gaffeliere is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (vines organically certified) picked from 26 September to 15 October and matured in 60% new oak. The yield is 42 hectoliters per hectare. This offers one of the most cerebral aromatics that I have encountered from this Saint Emilion estate: mineral-rich red and black fruit, quite edgy, almost flinty in style. I adore the focus of these aromas that are wired directly into the olfactory senses. The palate is very well balanced and governed by the Cabernet component. The black fruit is lifted by some lovely graphite notes that lend it a very Left Bank-like personality. It is fresh, taut and linear with a very persistent finish. Unlike other vintages of Canon la Gaffelière, I feel that this will require four to five years in bottle. As good as the 2015 last year, it might even surpass it."

Product Detail

Item # 113237
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

95 - Wine Enthusiast

95 - Wine Spectator

93-95 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
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