Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere, St Emilion 2014

R2,395

A pure, seductive and deliciously crafted wine, full bodied with supple tannins and structure

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Top Rated

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other Varietals

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2014

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Indulgence, Icon & Invest

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Right Bank

Critics Top Rating

95 points

Story

Story

Château Canon-la-Gaffelière is owned by Comte von Neipperg. Located in the centre of the St.Emilion appellation, due south of St.Emilion town, the property has a similar climate to that enjoyed by both St.Emilion and Pomerol: more continental than the maritime Médoc, with generally more spring rainfall, though less in summer and winter. It is classified as a Grand Cru Classé.

The move to sustainable farming was one of the first major changes Stephan von Neipperg made when he began to manage the estate. The soil is regularly plowed, which helps aeration. To avoid blending both layers of topsoil, only light plowing takes place. The vineyards of Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere are farmed using 100% organic methods since 2014 vintage.

Specifications

Specifications

Terroir – 19.5 hectares of vineyards lie at the base of the`Côtes’, on relatively flat, sandy-gravel topsoil and sandy-clay subsoil.

Blend – Merlot 55%, Cabernet Franc 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%

Winemaking – traditional: up to 4 weeks in temperature-controlled-wooden vats

Ageing – up to 18 months’ maturation in oak barrels, 50% new.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Canon la Gaffeliere has a fruit-driven, powerful bouquet with rounded raspberry, kirsch, mulberry and light honeyed scents that seem pure and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated red plum and tart cherry fruit. There is a spicy residue on the back palate with fine structure and poise towards the finish. As ever, a well-crafted, quite delicious Canon la Gaffeliere that should age with style.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 93-95 points

Barrel Sample. Superripe fruits dominate this wine. It is generous and full in the mouth, the tannins and structure buried within the fruity richness. The finish shows ample freshness.


Robert Parker – 92 points

The 2014 Canon la Gaffeliere has a fruit-driven, powerful bouquet with rounded raspberry, kirsch, mulberry and light honeyed scents that seem pure and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated red plum and tart cherry fruit. There is a spicy residue on the back palate with fine structure and poise towards the finish. As ever, a well-crafted, quite delicious Canon la Gaffeliere that should age with style. If the 2014 Canon doesn’t quite deliver the opulence for you, then this suits the bill.


James Suckling – 93 points

13 Feb, 2017 – This is a big, rich wine with masses of ripe black-fruit aromas and a lot of supple, dry tannins that support the full body very nicely. Drink in 2020 but delicious now.

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