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2012 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (750ml)
Producer: Château Canon-La-Gaffelière chateau-la-gaffeliere.com
Appellation: Saint Émilion Grand Cru - Libournais - France (Grand Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Related Ratings:
rated (2010 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 1, 2013 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
96 points "96 points Wine Spectator *#2 on Top 100 Wines of 2013* This takes the power of the vintage and puts it in its pocket for later, preferring instead to let mouthwatering briar, loganberry, mulberry and blackberry fruit strut its way forward, enlivened with roasted wood spice and supported by suavely but thoroughly embedded iron-tinged structure. Should cruise for two decades. Best from 2016 through 2035. (3/ 2013) " Best 2016-2035
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 9, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com
4 stars "One of the greatest Canon-la-Gaffeliere ever made: big body, complex nose, tannin very deftly extracted without any sharpness, great length. Owes much to the Cabernet Franc content of the blend. Drink from 2015. (18 points)" Best 2015-
rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 1, 2003 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"90-92 points: The flagship estate of Stephan von Neipperg, the 2002 Canon-la-Gaffeliere outperforms its two sibling rivals, Clos de l'Oratoire and the rare as well as very expensive garage wine, La Mondotte. This offering exhibits a saturated blue/plum/purple color in addition to a big, spicy perfume of smoke, graphite, coffee, black currants, and new oak. The flavors add cocoa as well as an assortment of black fruits and licorice to the mix. With wonderful concentration and succulence as well as a moderately tannic finish, it will be at its finest between 2006-2020." Best 2006-2020