2010 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • JS 95
  • JL 95
  • WA 95
  • NM 93
  • IWC 92
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2010 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
This takes the power of the vintage and puts it in its pocket for later, preferring instead to let mouthwatering briar, loganberry, mulberry and blackberry fruit strut its way forward, enlivened with roasted wood spice... This takes the power of the vintage and puts it in its pocket for later, preferring instead to let mouthwatering briar, loganberry, mulberry and blackberry fruit strut its way forward, enlivened with roasted wood spice and supported by suavely but thoroughly embedded iron-tinged structure. Should cruise for two decades. Best from 2016 through 2035. – JM
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 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 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
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-
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 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.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
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