2012 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • AG 94
  • WA 93
  • JS 93
  • NM 93
  • WS 93
  • WE 92
  • CG 90

Reviews for 2012 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

AG 94
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Canon La Gaffelière possesses striking aromatic presence, beautifully layered fruit and exceptional balance. This is arguably the most refined, precise wine in Stephan von Neipperg's stable, which is not... The 2012 Canon La Gaffelière possesses striking aromatic presence, beautifully layered fruit and exceptional balance. This is arguably the most refined, precise wine in Stephan von Neipperg's stable, which is not surprising given the blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Rose petal, mint and generous red stone fruits meld into the creamy yet understated finish. This is a striking 2012 that speaks to finesse.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
Proprietor Comtes von Neipperg has done an incredible job with this estate, turning things around from a vegetal, diluted and undernourished wine in the 1970s and 1980s to something that has gotten stronger and strong... Proprietor Comtes von Neipperg has done an incredible job with this estate, turning things around from a vegetal, diluted and undernourished wine in the 1970s and 1980s to something that has gotten stronger and strong ever since 1988. The dense ruby/purple 2012 offers pure blackcurrant and black cherry fruit along with some notes of Christmas spices and earth. It is full-bodied and opulent, with light tannins in the finish. This is a beauty of impeccable balance, great purity and texture. Kudos to von Neipperg, who rarely ever seems to make a mistake. Anticipated maturity: now-2030. The final blend tips the scales at 13.5% from an equal-part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. - Robert Parker
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
Beautiful nose of strawberries, cherries and cedar notes. Shaved chocolate, too. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a juicy and fruity finish. Persistent on the palate. Drink from 2017.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013
(NM91-93 points) The Canon-la-Gaffeliere is an equal blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc picked between 3rd and 11th October and aged in 80% new oak. It has a perfumed floral bouquet with creamy new oak, succulent dark... (NM91-93 points) The Canon-la-Gaffeliere is an equal blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc picked between 3rd and 11th October and aged in 80% new oak. It has a perfumed floral bouquet with creamy new oak, succulent dark cherry fruit and creme de cassis emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and then it just dips a little on the mid palate. It remains balanced with fine acidity and a subtle saline touch on the finish. Fine – this might improve further in barrel.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2015
This has a lovely core of pure, fresh, well-defined boysenberry, blackberry and plum fruit, which glides beautifully over polished alder and vanilla notes while hints of violet and anise fill in on the finish. A lovely... This has a lovely core of pure, fresh, well-defined boysenberry, blackberry and plum fruit, which glides beautifully over polished alder and vanilla notes while hints of violet and anise fill in on the finish. A lovely whiff of tobacco chimes in at the very end. This should be fun to cellar. A big wine that goes with the flow of the vintage and doesn't try to overdo it. Best from 2018 through 2027.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
(WE90-92 points) This tannic wine is very dry and extracted. It doesn’t have the weight to sustain this intense dryness, however, suggesting potential for a fine fruitiness with age. Dark on the palate, it finishes quite dry.
CG 90
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, June 2015
Nicely ripened and fairly forthright in fruit with an affable manner that belies its tender years, this bottling is carefully balanced yet eschews the tighter, more rigid lines that we anticipate in such a young... Nicely ripened and fairly forthright in fruit with an affable manner that belies its tender years, this bottling is carefully balanced yet eschews the tighter, more rigid lines that we anticipate in such a young Bordeaux offering. Its gentle tannins provide just the right touch of structural grip to its ongoing flavors of juicy black cherries and currants, and it requires no more than a half-dozen years to round in to shape.