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2010 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS96
  • JS95
  • JL95
  • WA94
  • CG94
  • ST92
  • JR

Reviews

WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 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
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.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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.
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.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Very dark sweet and succulent and much fresher than its stablemate Clos de l'Oratoire - but at the limit of ripeness! Lots of vitality serious wine. Another sample tasted blind was also clearly at the far end of the... Very dark sweet and succulent and much fresher than its stablemate Clos de l'Oratoire - but at the limit of ripeness! Lots of vitality serious wine. Another sample tasted blind was also clearly at the far end of the ripeness spectrum but seemed a little too sweet almost sickly. Black cherry jam plus green notes on the end. If this second sample was not tired but actually more representative then I'd suggest a score of 16 and that the wine should probably be drunk in the period 2016-22 but my score refers to the sample tasted non blind at the property.

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