2019 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière, Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

Beautifully textured on the palate, with notes of baked earth, fresh Victoria plums, and silky tannins, there’s a charming opulence to the 2019 Canon La Gaffelière, without it being overblown. Beautifully put together.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£64.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£386.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2044
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière, Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Canon La Gaffelière was picked from 19 September to 7 October at 51hl/ha and sees 60% new oak. It has a very focused bouquet, tight at first and benefitting from an hour's aeration. Eventually it reveals glorious red berry scents mixed with cedar, loamy soil and a pinch of cracked black pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, taut and fresh with a return of that black pepper note right on the finish. Excellent.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(93—95)/100

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Canon la Gaffeliere opens with an incredibly evocative perfume of lilacs, Morello cherries, black raspberries, jasmine and Sichuan pepper over a core of ripe black plums, wild blueberries and dark chocolate with touches of iron ore and cumin seed. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals an edifying intensity of electric blue and black fruit layers, supported by a rock-solid frame of firm, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with a firework display of fruit, mineral and spicy nuances. A thrilling wine from the get-go and one that should age very well!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020)
(95—97+)/100

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