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  • Beef
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2010 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS97
  • JS95
  • JL95
  • WA95
  • CG94
  • ST92
  • JR90

Reviews

WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
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.
JS95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
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.
JL95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
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.
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
This wine shows wonderfully exotic tapenade, licorice, Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, blackberry and sweet cherry notes in its strikingly provocative aromatics. On the palate, the wine is dense and full-bodied, with... This wine shows wonderfully exotic tapenade, licorice, Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, blackberry and sweet cherry notes in its strikingly provocative aromatics. On the palate, the wine is dense and full-bodied, with stunning concentration, purity, texture and length. It is full-bodied, silky smooth and seems to have more in common with the 2009 than one might expect, although the freshness and tannin levels are slightly more elevated. Drink it over the next 20+ years. - Robert Parker
CG94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2013
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+.
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Good bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of black raspberry, cassis, licorice, caramel and smoky oak are complicated by leather and game nuances. Large-scaled, rich and sweet but with harmonious acidity giving shape to the... Good bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of black raspberry, cassis, licorice, caramel and smoky oak are complicated by leather and game nuances. Large-scaled, rich and sweet but with harmonious acidity giving shape to the broad black and blue fruit flavors. Finishes rich and long, with surprising lift and plush, sweet tannins that reach the incisors. This is pure and balanced from the start and should age gracefully for a couple decades.
JR90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Dark crimson and an evolved rim. Good life and freshness. Real energy even if not the densest or ripest. Super refreshing. Quite sinewy – certainly not fat - with tannins very well covered and good persistence. 17/20