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2009 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 97
  • WS 96
  • NM 95
  • RP 95
  • WE 95
  • IWC 92
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2009 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Porcini mushrooms with dark and ripe fruits. Turns to licorice and violets. Full body with round and soft tannins and a long delicious finish. The texture is gorgeous. So much going on in the glass. Try after 2018.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is well-cloaked for now in roasted vanilla and espresso notes but there's ample fleshy fig sauce and mulled blackberry fruit in reserve. The finish sports a long melted licorice snap feel. Dense but beautifully... This is well-cloaked for now in roasted vanilla and espresso notes but there's ample fleshy fig sauce and mulled blackberry fruit in reserve. The finish sports a long melted licorice snap feel. Dense but beautifully polished and pure. For the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030. -J.M.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. You cannot really argue with wines as downright sexy as this! The 2009 has a rich, sumptuous nose with pure macerated dark cherries and cassis with hints of graphite underneath... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. You cannot really argue with wines as downright sexy as this! The 2009 has a rich, sumptuous nose with pure macerated dark cherries and cassis with hints of graphite underneath. The oak is well integrated and precise. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins that are perfectly enmeshed with the fruit, lending it grace and harmony. The finish is quite backward but it is very well defined and glides to its conclusion.
RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
An intriguing blend of nearly 50% Merlot a whopping 35% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon (a somewhat unusual combination for this region) the 2009 reminds me of the 1990. A big inky/purple-tinged wine with... An intriguing blend of nearly 50% Merlot a whopping 35% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon (a somewhat unusual combination for this region) the 2009 reminds me of the 1990. A big inky/purple-tinged wine with just over 14% natural alcohol it exhibits exotic flamboyant aromas of espresso roast incense sweet black cherries black currants licorice asphalt barbecue smoke Christmas fruitcake and herbs. Full-bodied with silky tannins luscious fruit a hedonistic yet complex personality low acidity noticeable tannin and enviable purity this head-turning beauty can be enjoyed over the next 15-20 years. This has been one of my favorite St.-Emilions since the late 1980s when proprietor Stefan Neipperg began to resurrect this once moribund estate that made so many mediocre wines in the 1960s 1970s and early 1980s (the 1982 was shameful). It is one of hundreds of examples of properties that have been returned to life providing Bordeaux with greater quality diversity and recognition than it has ever had in its long history.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
One of the peculiarities of St.-Émilion's classification is that Canon la Gaffelière is not classed in the top rung. Because as this wine shows it produces superb wines. This is ripe while so elegant with... One of the peculiarities of St.-Émilion's classification is that Canon la Gaffelière is not classed in the top rung. Because as this wine shows it produces superb wines. This is ripe while so elegant with great intensity and sweet perfumes.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright ruby-red. Jammy exotic aromas of black raspberry and smoke; wild and slightly high-toned in a syrah way. Dense sweet and layered with lovely saline complexity to the ripe black raspberry flavor. Finishes sweet... Bright ruby-red. Jammy exotic aromas of black raspberry and smoke; wild and slightly high-toned in a syrah way. Dense sweet and layered with lovely saline complexity to the ripe black raspberry flavor. Finishes sweet plush and very long with smooth tannins and plenty of early sex appeal.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2013
Lively fresh nose – very concentrated. Lovely rich and ripe and forward. Fruit emphatic and almost covers the tannins. Salty finish. Very beguiling. 17/20