CH CANON LA GAFFELIERE - Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux - France

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Product SKU
BO96
Vintage: 2016

"The 2016 Canon la Gaffeliere is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon [...] 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." - Robert Parker

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

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Country FRANCE Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux

Product Description

Description

"The 2016 Canon la Gaffeliere is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon [...] 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 Gaffeli�re, I feel that this will require four to five years in bottle. As good as the 2015 last year, it might even surpass it." - Robert Parker Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with red meats (veal, pork, beef and lamb), game and roasted chicken. Perfect on any roasted, braised or grilled meat.
  • Legumes Pair with rich pasta dishes with mushrooms.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 95 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

James Suckling 96 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

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.

Robert Parker

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Vintage 2016
Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Gilles Pauquet
Producer Stephan von Niepperg
Production method 28hl/hectare
Fermentation & maceration In wooden vats for 32 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Aging 70% in new oak barrels on the lees for 17 months. No fining or filtering
Mouth Attribute Rich, Sweet
Nose Attribute Fruity, Mineral
SKU BO96

Vineyard Info

Historically, the Chateau started out as two separate properties (Canon Boitard and La Gaffeliere-Boitard) until they were reunited to form Canon La Gaffeliere. Originally owned by the Meyrat family, the Von Neipperg bought the property in 1969 and are the current owners who have contributed greatly to the conversion towards organic winegrowing practices. A Classified Growth B from the Saint-Emilion appellation, the Château Canon La Gaffelière benefits from a vineyard planted on clay-limestone and clay-sandy soils and has moved to sustainable & organic farming, where even the organic compost is made on the property.

Description

"The 2016 Canon la Gaffeliere is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon [...] 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 Gaffeli�re, I feel that this will require four to five years in bottle. As good as the 2015 last year, it might even surpass it." - Robert Parker Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with red meats (veal, pork, beef and lamb), game and roasted chicken. Perfect on any roasted, braised or grilled meat.
  • Legumes Pair with rich pasta dishes with mushrooms.

Awards

Wine Spectator 95 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

James Suckling 96 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

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.

Robert Parker
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Vintage 2016
Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Gilles Pauquet
Producer Stephan von Niepperg
Production method 28hl/hectare
Fermentation & maceration In wooden vats for 32 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Aging 70% in new oak barrels on the lees for 17 months. No fining or filtering
Mouth Attribute Rich, Sweet
Nose Attribute Fruity, Mineral
SKU BO96

Historically, the Chateau started out as two separate properties (Canon Boitard and La Gaffeliere-Boitard) until they were reunited to form Canon La Gaffeliere. Originally owned by the Meyrat family, the Von Neipperg bought the property in 1969 and are the current owners who have contributed greatly to the conversion towards organic winegrowing practices. A Classified Growth B from the Saint-Emilion appellation, the Château Canon La Gaffelière benefits from a vineyard planted on clay-limestone and clay-sandy soils and has moved to sustainable & organic farming, where even the organic compost is made on the property.