2020 Canon la Gaffeliere Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JD 97 VN 97 JS 96 JL 96 WE 96 WA 95 WS 95 DC 94
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Quite possibly the finest vintage of this cuvée I've tasted, the 2020 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière offers that rare mix of richness and elegance that makes this vintage so compelling. Classic notes of cassis, ripe black...
VN 97

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Canon La Gaffelière is heady, sumptuous and totally exotic. A wine of depth and striking intensity, the 2020 possesses tremendous balance right out of the gate. Ripe red plum, blood orange, pomegranate, spice and...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

(JS 95-96 points) Very refined and polished with minerally, almost salty character. Full body and beautiful, compact tannins. Racy finish. Excellent drive to this at the end.
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

In contention as one of the top vintages produced here, the wine is strong on its floral characteristics. Once past the opening bouquet of white flowers and dried roses you find plums, black cherries, black raspberries...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast,

(94-96 points) Barrel Sample. A richly structured wine, this shows great density. The blackberry flavors, layered with impressive tannins, are expressively ripe and promise considerable aging. ROGER VOSS
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

A blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2020 Canon la Gaffelière offers up inviting aromas of dark berries, plums, burning embers, rose petals, incense and bay leaf. Medium to...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, November 2022

Ripe, fresh and expressive, with beautiful mulberry, boysenberry and blackberry puree notes that work well with light sanguine, black tea and singed apple wood details throughout. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet...
DC 94

Decanter, May 2021

Concentrated and intense, with juicy liquorice and blackberry flavours dominant on the attack. This is an excellent wine showing beautiful tension with slate and crushed stone texture. Chocolate shavings, bitter and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2020 Canon la Gaffeliere, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. This exquisite red wine exudes elegance and refinement, showcasing the remarkable craftsmanship of Canon la Gaffeliere, a renowned producer in the region.

In the glass, the wine displays a deep, captivating red color that hints at its intensity and complexity. The nose is greeted with a symphony of aromas, starting with a bouquet of white flowers and dried roses, followed by enticing notes of plums, black cherries, black raspberries, and hints of mint and cigar wrapper. There is a distinct floral characteristic that adds a touch of sophistication to the wine.

On the palate, the 2020 Canon la Gaffeliere delivers a lush and opulent experience. Vibrant and energetic, it presents a wealth of deep red fruits that are complemented by oceanic influences. The tannins are beautifully compact and the wine has excellent drive, leading to a racy finish that lingers on the palate.

Renowned wine critics have praised this vintage, with scores ranging from 94 to 97 points. James Suckling describes it as "very refined and polished," while Decanter notes its concentration and intense flavors of juicy liquorice and blackberry. Jeb Dunnuck considers it the finest vintage of this cuvée, highlighting its richness, elegance, and perfectly balanced structure.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, the 2020 Canon la Gaffeliere is a wine that promises considerable aging potential. It is recommended to cellar this wine for 4-6 years to allow it to fully develop, although it can be enjoyed now with proper decanting.

In conclusion, the 2020 Canon la Gaffeliere is a wine of exceptional quality and character. Its refined nature, intense flavors, and elegant structure make it a standout among Bordeaux blends. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further complexity, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.