2000 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 94
  • NM 93
  • IWC 93
  • WE 93
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2000 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
Performing as I expected, but still several years away from full maturity, this extraordinarily flamboyant, full-bodied, opulent, sexy St. Emilion stood out for its backward structure and youthful personality. A dark... Performing as I expected, but still several years away from full maturity, this extraordinarily flamboyant, full-bodied, opulent, sexy St. Emilion stood out for its backward structure and youthful personality. A dark plum/garnet hue is followed by a superb bouquet of roasted coffee, kirsch, blackberries, licorice, herbs, and forest floor. Full-bodied, dense, rich, and pure, it is a total hedonistic as well as intellectual turn-on. Enjoy it over the next decade. - Robert Parker
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2010
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This is deeper in colour than Belair 2000, broader and fleshier on the nose with blackberry, black plum and a touch of graphite. It displays very fine definition... Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This is deeper in colour than Belair 2000, broader and fleshier on the nose with blackberry, black plum and a touch of graphite. It displays very fine definition and clarity, signalling intense fruit to come on the palate. The palate is medium-bodied, wonderful balance and poise, the glass left for five minutes (whilst chatting!) and mellowing/coalescing. The slight hardness mellows nicely, well-integrated oak and very focused towards the finish with great persistency. Excellent. Drink 2012-2030.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Moderately saturated ruby-red. Knockout superripe nose combines red- and blackcurrant, mocha, smoked meat and chocolatey torrefaction. Sweet and dense, but also lively and penetrating, with superb freshness of fruit for... Moderately saturated ruby-red. Knockout superripe nose combines red- and blackcurrant, mocha, smoked meat and chocolatey torrefaction. Sweet and dense, but also lively and penetrating, with superb freshness of fruit for the vintage; showing little sign of its 13.5% alcohol. Pliant flavors of cherry, spice, tobacco and flowers. Finishes impressively long, with very fine tannins. Owner von Neipperg noted that most of the cabernet franc here was planted prior to 1953; a good bit of merlot was planted in 1969, with more going in in 1986.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
This is the flagship wine from the mini-empire (now comprising five properties) that is controlled by Comte Stephan von Niepperg. He has made a modern, wood dominated wine, with rich, concentrated black fruits. It is... This is the flagship wine from the mini-empire (now comprising five properties) that is controlled by Comte Stephan von Niepperg. He has made a modern, wood dominated wine, with rich, concentrated black fruits. It is powerful, perhaps too powerful, lacking a sense of the usual grace of this estate, although the ripeness of the wine does compensate.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2016
This has nice vibrancy still, with redder notes of raspberry, cherry and red currant stretching out over cocoa-dusted structure, while warm fruitcake and licorice flavors underline the finish. Not quite as dense as the... This has nice vibrancy still, with redder notes of raspberry, cherry and red currant stretching out over cocoa-dusted structure, while warm fruitcake and licorice flavors underline the finish. Not quite as dense as the top examples, but pretty tasty.—2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2020. 5,417 cases made. –JM