2017 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WA 97 JL 94 WE 94 WS 94 JS 93 DC 92
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Canon la Gaffeliere comes roaring out of the glass with exuberant notes of baked blackberries, blueberry compote and redcurrant jelly plus hints of forest floor, dried roses...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018

The nose is chalky with dark berries, licorice, wet earth and forest floor aromatics. The wine is full bodied, fresh and mineral driven. You can feel the rocks and stones while enjoying the sweet red fruits and there is a...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, March 2020

This open wine brings out delicious black-currant fruits as well as the essential core of dark tannins. The solid backbone will stand the wine in good stead as it matures, softening the juicy, forward fruitiness. Drink...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, March 2020

Features a deliciously ripe and inviting core of plum, boysenberry and blackberry compote flavors, backed by anise and apple wood notes. Juicy in feel through the finish, with the fruit lingering. Tobacco and iron accents...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, January 2020

A linear, tight red with currant and fresh-herb aromas and flavors. Medium body. Fine tannins and a bright finish. Clean and lively. Drink in 2021 and onwards.
DC 92

Decanter, September 2019

The sexy, rich kick of Canon la Gaffelière is on full display, giving a counterpoint to the saline limestone character that tightens things through the finish. Menthol almost spearmint finish, this is a good wine that has...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Canon la Gaffeliere is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that showcases the exceptional quality of the Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. With its deep garnet-purple color, this wine is visually captivating, inviting you to explore its complex aromas and flavors.

Upon first inspection, the nose reveals an intriguing combination of dark berries, licorice, wet earth, and forest floor aromatics. This unique blend of scents creates a chalky, mineral-driven profile that is both fresh and enticing. As you delve deeper into the wine, you'll discover a bouquet of currant and fresh-herb aromas that add a touch of brightness to the overall experience.

On the palate, the 2017 Canon la Gaffeliere truly shines. It is a full-bodied wine with a firm frame of finely grained tannins that provide structure and depth. The sweet red fruits, including plum, boysenberry, and blackberry compote, burst onto the palate, creating a deliciously ripe and inviting core of flavors. As you savor each sip, notes of anise and apple wood emerge, adding complexity and depth to the wine. The finish is long and juicy, with the fruit lingering on the palate.

This exceptional blend is made from 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard itself experienced a challenging frost, with half of it being affected. However, this adversity resulted in a wine that truly stands out. The harvest took place from September 18th to October 10th, ensuring optimal ripeness and flavor development.

Renowned wine critics have praised the 2017 Canon la Gaffeliere for its outstanding quality. James Suckling awarded it a score of 93, describing it as a "linear, tight red" with fine tannins and a bright finish. Jeff Leve gave it a score of 94, highlighting its freshness, mineral-driven character, and sweet red fruits. Wine Spectator also awarded it a score of 94, noting its deliciously ripe fruit, juicy feel, and potential for cellaring.

Overall, the 2017 Canon la Gaffeliere is a wine that perfectly showcases the terroir of Saint Emilion. Its complex aromas, vibrant flavors, and excellent aging potential make it a true gem in the world of Bordeaux blends. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for maximum effect, this wine promises an unforgettable experience for any wine enthusiast.