2018 Canon la Gaffeliere Canon la Gaffeliere
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WS 98
  • JL 97
  • JD 97
  • WE 96
  • WA 96
  • JS 95
  • VN 94
  • DC 94

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Reg: $189.94

$174.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 3 btls
ETA: Oct. 2021

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WS 98
Wine Spectator, January 2019
(95-98 points) A bright, mineral-driven style in the making, with the chalky aspect leading the way, quickly followed by a racy stream of red currant, raspberry and cherry coulis flavors. Has the grip of the vintage, but... expand (95-98 points) A bright, mineral-driven style in the making, with the chalky aspect leading the way, quickly followed by a racy stream of red currant, raspberry and cherry coulis flavors. Has the grip of the vintage, but this is piercingly focused in feel. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now.- JM collapse
JL 97
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019
(95-97) Full-bodied, graceful and sensuous, this wine is packed with layers of luscious fruits. The purity of the berries stands out this year, as does the length, density and energy. In the finish you will find velvety... expand (95-97) Full-bodied, graceful and sensuous, this wine is packed with layers of luscious fruits. The purity of the berries stands out this year, as does the length, density and energy. In the finish you will find velvety plums, cherries, licorice, chocolate and spice. The wine was made from a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14% alcohol, the harvest took place September 17 to October 4. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2018&wine=Chateau%20Canon-la-Gaffeliere collapse
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(94-97) One of the most elegant and classy wines in the vintage is the 2018 Canon-La-Gaffelière, which is based on 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in equal parts new and used barrels... expand (94-97) One of the most elegant and classy wines in the vintage is the 2018 Canon-La-Gaffelière, which is based on 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in equal parts new and used barrels. This deep ruby/purple-colored effort offers a complex bouquet of kirsch, blueberries, licorice, orange blossom, and spring flowers. It’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and focused on the palate, with building tannins that stay polished and sweet, and give plenty of length and cut on the finish. This beautiful Saint-Émilion offers both hedonistic and intellectual pleasure and will drink nicely for 25+ years. collapse
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
(94–96) Barrel Sample. This already shows sophistication in a stream of black currant fruit set alongside the firm tannins that are still developing. Its structure and juicy berry fruits give richness and freshness at the... expand (94–96) Barrel Sample. This already shows sophistication in a stream of black currant fruit set alongside the firm tannins that are still developing. Its structure and juicy berry fruits give richness and freshness at the end while also promising aging. collapse
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(94 - 96) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Canon la Gaffeliere has a fantastically exuberant nose of preserved plums, blueberry compote and black cherry pie with hints of menthol, mocha, Sichuan pepper and garrigue... expand (94 - 96) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Canon la Gaffeliere has a fantastically exuberant nose of preserved plums, blueberry compote and black cherry pie with hints of menthol, mocha, Sichuan pepper and garrigue plus wafts of lavender and tilled soil. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully decadent, it has a firm yet plush texture and just enough freshness in the background, finishing long with a menthol lift.- LPB collapse
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
(94-95) A lovely, fruity and juicy red with mineral and dried-tea character. Full and tightly structured with a long and flavorful finish. Tight at the moment, but shows momentum and depth.
VN 94
Vinous, November 2019
(VN 92-94 points) The 2018 Canon-la-Gaffelière has a really lovely elegant bouquet with perfumed red berry fruit laced with rose petals and lavender. Wonderful definition here and much greater focus than the Clos de... expand (VN 92-94 points) The 2018 Canon-la-Gaffelière has a really lovely elegant bouquet with perfumed red berry fruit laced with rose petals and lavender. Wonderful definition here and much greater focus than the Clos de l’Oratoire. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a mixture of red and black fruit with sea salt and truffle notes that lead to a vibrant, spicy finish that lingers. After tasting the 2017 in bottle, I uphold was discombobulated by frost, this is Canon-la-Gaffelière back to its best. -- Neal Martin collapse
DC 94
Decanter, April 2019
Owner Stephan von Neipperg always gives a little kick to his wines, a little swirl of oak finesse, a nod in the direction of glamour without going overboard. This gets the balance pretty much perfect, and although you can... expand Owner Stephan von Neipperg always gives a little kick to his wines, a little swirl of oak finesse, a nod in the direction of glamour without going overboard. This gets the balance pretty much perfect, and although you can feel the ripeness of those red fruits, it's balanced by the minerality through the finish that asks you to stop, scrape your way up the limestone walls and rest at the top for the view. Good quality. Harvest ran from 19 September to 4 October, with a yield of 35hl/ha. 50% new oak. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Closure Cork