2005 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WE 94
  • WA 94
  • NM 93
  • W&S 92
  • IWC 92
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2005 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Very intense and powerful with blackberry and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied with fabulous velvety tannins and a long long finish. This coats every inch of the palate. Gorgeous and stylish. Best after 2017. 5750 cases... Very intense and powerful with blackberry and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied with fabulous velvety tannins and a long long finish. This coats every inch of the palate. Gorgeous and stylish. Best after 2017. 5750 cases made. -JS
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
A successful wine from Canon la Gaffelière. It is in a modern style with very polished edges of fruit, but the heart of the wine has a core of solid, dark, dry tannins. The wood gives spiciness, but it is the black, juicy... A successful wine from Canon la Gaffelière. It is in a modern style with very polished edges of fruit, but the heart of the wine has a core of solid, dark, dry tannins. The wood gives spiciness, but it is the black, juicy fruits that impress.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
This fragrant, lush, seductive wine offers up plum, Christmas spices and crème de cassis. This dense garnet/purple wine also has loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, terrific aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel... This fragrant, lush, seductive wine offers up plum, Christmas spices and crème de cassis. This dense garnet/purple wine also has loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, terrific aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, texture, and a long, long finish. Once again, the Comte von Neipperg and his winemaking consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt have hit a home run in this vintage. This beauty is approachable, if not drinkable already, and should continue to evolve for 10-15 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Canon-la-Gaffelière 2005 has a gorgeous, voluptuous bouquet with small dark cherries, red plum, star anis and cassis. There is an inviting warmth to this nose, quite audacious but never over-powering. The... The Château Canon-la-Gaffelière 2005 has a gorgeous, voluptuous bouquet with small dark cherries, red plum, star anis and cassis. There is an inviting warmth to this nose, quite audacious but never over-powering. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine line of acidity. This is extremely well balanced, very pure and refined with hints of Asian spice and white pepper furnishing the long finish. There is a sense of completeness to this Saint Emilion and it will continue to give pleasure for 15 or 20 years, maybe longer.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2008
Closed off behind the flash of new oak and the earthiness of its tannins, this takes several days to emerge. When it does, there's plump, juicy merlot fruit to match the earthiness. And though it has the headiness of the... Closed off behind the flash of new oak and the earthiness of its tannins, this takes several days to emerge. When it does, there's plump, juicy merlot fruit to match the earthiness. And though it has the headiness of the vintage, it also has a cool restraint. Check on this in ten years; it should live long and well.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Medium red. Reticent aromas of red fruits coffee roasted meat and mocha; a bit low-toned today. Superripe sweet and densely packed; large-scaled for a wine from this property but quite closed today hinting at an almost... Medium red. Reticent aromas of red fruits coffee roasted meat and mocha; a bit low-toned today. Superripe sweet and densely packed; large-scaled for a wine from this property but quite closed today hinting at an almost roasted ripeness. Atypically deep cabernet franc here. Finishes with broad tannins and lovely floral lift leaving behind a captivating violet perfume in the empty glass. Very unevolved wine in need of a decade of patience and likely to merit a higher score at its peak.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2009
Great vigour and intensity and, at last, real class! Modern style but not exaggerated. Energy. Quite fine tannins. Neat bracing finish . Quite a lot of ripe tannin underneath. 17.5/20