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Château Canon La Gaffelière 2016

Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé - Château Canon la Gaffelière

1st Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion


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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Merlot 55%
Cabernet Franc 35%
Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Château Canon la Gaffelière

Château Canon la Gaffelière

As one of Saint-Emilion's leading vineyard references, Château Canon la Gaffelière embodies the excellence of the great wines of Rive droite de Bordeaux. Situated at the foot of the slope south of the village of Saint-Emilion, this is a vineyard whose existence can be traced back to the 17th century.

But its modern history is inextricably linked to the German noble family of Counts Von Neipperg, who acquired it in 1971. It's a family that has always had an unshakeable link with viticulture, and today Stephan Von Neipperg strives to keep this vineyard and its exceptional terroir at the top of its game, with passion and respect for the environment. In fact, the estate has been certified Organic since 2014. 

The Château Canon la Gaffelière was named Grand Cru Classé when the Saint-Emilion classification was created in 1955. It was not until the 2012 edition that it was awarded the title of Premier Grand Cru Classé, confirming the greatness of its wines.

The Château Canon la Gaffelière looks after a 19.5-hectare vineyard planted on clay-limestone and sandy-clay soils at the foot of the hillside. The grape varieties are 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged for 15 to 18 months in French oak barrels, 50 to 80% of which are new.

The estate produces a Second wine, Hauts de Canon La Gaffelière.

The Château Canon la Gaffelière delivers wines of great finesse, elegance, structure and complexity, which leave an indelible impression on anyone who appreciates them.

Critics Château Canon La Gaffelière 2016.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
James Suckling
Wine Spectator
Jancis Robinson
Vinous - A. Galloni

Description Château Canon La Gaffelière 2016.

The 2016 vintage is a very good one for the Bordeaux vineyard. The beautiful weather of June will allow the flowering to be fast and homogeneous, and the summer that will follow will be dry and hot. The vineyard will thus follow an adequate evolution. Thanks to the very good climatic conditions of September and October, which allowed the different grape varieties to perfect their maturity, the harvest was of exceptional quality.

Blend of the 2016 vintage: 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The robe is a deep dark color, tinged with brilliant garnet reflections.

The nose is intense and offers balanced notes of black fruits, cherry and blackberry, graphite, truffle and spices, enhanced by a touch of cocoa.

The attack is precise, the wine evolves on a voluptuous texture and shows a superb freshness. Playing on a register of small red fruits, it rises in power thanks to fine and elegant tannins, before blossoming on a long finish with a nice acidity. A 2016 Canon la Gaffelière of pure pleasure.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Canon la Gaffelière 2016 will pair well with grilled tomahawk prime rib, roasted venison slab with cocoa powder, roasted Corrèze veal knuckle with Bresse butter, or a herb-crusted rack of lamb.

For a pairing with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier, Tomme de Savoie or Salers.

For dessert, it will be particularly exquisite with a black forest, a pistachio-chocolate dessert or a pear-caramel and pecan tartlet.

Ageing potential and tasting:

Château Canon la Gaffelière 2016 has great cellaring potential, and can wait several more years in the cellar to reach its peak between 2030 and 2033.

But it lends itself wonderfully to tasting today if properly prepared. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature. Open and decant the bottle ideally 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.