2014 Canon La Gaffeliere
Rank #7 • Top 100 • Wine Spectator 2017
- Premier Grand Cru Classéas
- Saint Emilion, Bordeaux
95 points @ Wine Spectator
The 2014 Canon la Gaffeliere has a fruit-driven, powerful bouquet with rounded raspberry, kirsch 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. A well-crafted, delicious Canon la Gaffeliere that should age with style.
As Canon La Gaffeliere is quite structured and tannic, it will pair best with hearty and flavorful meat dishes. Steak or braised lamb make for a classic pairing.
The Winery : Château Canon La Gaffeliere
Located on the pied de côte (foot of the slope) south of the medieval village of Saint-Émilion, Château Canon La Gaffelière's terroir consists of clay-limestone and clay-sand soil that is very permeable and particularly efficient at retaining heat.
Did you know ?
In December 1999, the news came as a blessing: Saint-Emilion was included in the list of World Heritage sites for Humanity, as a cultural landscape. For the first time ever, a landscape of vineyards was entered in the prestigious UNESCO list.
91 points @ Wine Spectator
- 58% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 33% Merlot
- 9% Cabernet Franc