2010 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • JS 95
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • JL 94
  • NM 93
  • VN 92

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WS 96
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
jamessuckling.com, April 2011
(JS 94-95 points) 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.
WA 95
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
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
(WE 93-95 points) A beautifully structured wine that is both ripe and elegant. It is bolstered by tannins, the acidity a great cutting edge. The black currant fruits are already delicious, although the tannins promise a... (WE 93-95 points) A beautifully structured wine that is both ripe and elegant. It is bolstered by tannins, the acidity a great cutting edge. The black currant fruits are already delicious, although the tannins promise a great future.
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2013
Earth, flowers, chocolate mint, plum, vanilla and coffee notes open to a rich, expansive, lush, fresh, structured wine. There is a nice sense of purity to the spicy, silky plum and blackberries sensed in the opulently... Earth, flowers, chocolate mint, plum, vanilla and coffee notes open to a rich, expansive, lush, fresh, structured wine. There is a nice sense of purity to the spicy, silky plum and blackberries sensed in the opulently, textured finish.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
For a Saint Emilion, this seems to have a more classic, reserved bouquet that is well defined and crisp. There is a lot of energy here, very lifted with wet limestone percolating through the black fruit. The palate is... For a Saint Emilion, this seems to have a more classic, reserved bouquet that is well defined and crisp. There is a lot of energy here, very lifted with wet limestone percolating through the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, spicy red berry fruit and a harmonious, silky texture. There is prudent extraction rendering this Canon-la-Gaffeliere very approachable in style, but perhaps without quite the structure on the elegant finish.
VN 92
Vinous, 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork