2010 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 97
  • JS 95
  • JL 95
  • WA 94
  • NM 93

Reviews for 2010 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Ripe and dense but very very sleek with lovely polish to the texture which lets the layers of plum sauce blueberry and boysenberry fruit glide along. Powerful but perfumy. A beauty in the making. -J.M.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is tight and powerful. Solid frame of fruit and tannins. Curious about this. Like the 2009. This is 40% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot.
JL 95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Low yields of 28 hecoliters per hectare produced a blend of 55% Merlot 35% Cabernet and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that will be aged in 70% new oak. Licorice chocolate mint spice jammy black raspberries silky lush textures... Low yields of 28 hecoliters per hectare produced a blend of 55% Merlot 35% Cabernet and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that will be aged in 70% new oak. Licorice chocolate mint spice jammy black raspberries silky lush textures and long fresh sweet chocolate cherry expansive finish are the hall marks of this wine.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: One of the first to work with the now famous Stephane Derenoncourt proprietor Stephan von Neipperg continues to fashion some of the most consistently outstanding wines in Bordeaux. This 2010 a blend of 55% Merlot... 2010: One of the first to work with the now famous Stephane Derenoncourt proprietor Stephan von Neipperg continues to fashion some of the most consistently outstanding wines in Bordeaux. This 2010 a blend of 55% Merlot 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon made from tiny yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare achieved 14.5% natural alcohol - perhaps the highest Canon La Gaffeliere has ever achieved. Dense sweet open-knit black cherry licorice incense and cassis aromas soar from the glass of this opaque purple-colored offering. Full-bodied pure and undeniably sexy yet larger-scaled than normal this beautiful wine should drink well for 15 or more years.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
A blend of 55% Merlot 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon the Canon-la-Gaffeliere is demonstrating better delineation on the nose than the Clos l'Oratoire with scents of black cherry blueberry and dried apricot... A blend of 55% Merlot 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon the Canon-la-Gaffeliere is demonstrating better delineation on the nose than the Clos l'Oratoire with scents of black cherry blueberry and dried apricot (reminds me of Jaffa Cakes!) The palate is full-bodied with very dense almost oppressive tannins a much more tannic Canon-la-Gaffliere than recent vintages powerful and burly on the finish. This will require several years in bottle. Drink 2018-
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
55% merlot 35% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. 45-year-old vineyard is situated in clay and limestone soils and sandy-clay soils for the section that lies further south on the plain. The soil on each plot here... 55% merlot 35% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. 45-year-old vineyard is situated in clay and limestone soils and sandy-clay soils for the section that lies further south on the plain. The soil on each plot here differs widely which requires terrific understanding of the soil in order to marry these varietals successfully. Yields were 28 hls/ha. Aged for 15-20 months in 80-100% new oak. Alcohol 14.5%. This has a rich potent nose that manages to combine both power and elegance. At this stage the nose is incredibly expressive rich and full of dark red fruits and cassis. This is very round on the palate plush and full-bodied and rich and is already showing its ample velvety tannins on the finish. Hold for five years before enjoying untl 2030+.