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2009 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS97
  • WS96
  • WA95
  • WE95
  • CH95
  • ST92
  • JR90

Reviews

JS97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
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.
WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
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.
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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.
WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
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... 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.
CH95
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2013
55% merlot 35% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon matured in 90% new oak. Very darkly colored with pale garnet rim a reticent nose slowly reveals hints of cherry and wood spice. The palate however explodes with... 55% merlot 35% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon matured in 90% new oak. Very darkly colored with pale garnet rim a reticent nose slowly reveals hints of cherry and wood spice. The palate however explodes with gobs of ripe fruit emphasizing a viscous texture and sweet flavors while mild tannins hide beneath the super-ripe fruit. A touch over the top with intense and straightforward flavors that could use a bit of complexity or nuance. Drink over the next 15 years to capture the rich flavors and textures.
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
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.
JR90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, 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