Château-Canon-La-Gaffelière St. Emilion 2015 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Château-Canon-La-Gaffelière St. Emilion 2015

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Château-Canon-La-Gaffelière St. Emilion 2015 750ml
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Proprietor Stephan von Neipperg continues to produce outstanding wines at this shining star of Saint Emilion. Planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with vines averaging 40 years, the vineyard has flat, sandy soils at the foot of the hills. Von Neipperg is committed to making the best possible wines with sumptuous, velvety style and ages this wine in 100% new oak for 14-16 months. Parker calls this 'one of the most opulent and flattering wines of St.-Emilion.' 2015 is an excellent vintage.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Château-Canon-La-Gaffelière
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine AdvocateComposed of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak, 55% new, for 17 months, the 2015 Canon la Gaffeliere features a deep garnet-purple color and a cedar-laced nose to begin, giving way to fragrant underlying scents of roses and violets with a core of crushed black currants, blackberries and Bing cherries plus hints of fallen leaves and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, the seductively perfumed red and black fruit fills the mouth, framed with plush tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing very long and minerally.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 21, 2018
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VinousThe 2015 Canon La Gaffelière is deep, powerful and explosive. Seamless and captivating in the glass, it possesses magnificent richness, volume and intensity in every dimension. The Cabernet Franc, usually such a strong signature, is nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the Merlot fruit. Espresso, mocha, licorice and plum infuse the racy finish. The 2015 is going to need the better part of a decade to be expressive. Tasted two times."

Antonio Galloni
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Wine SpectatorStill youthfully tight and backward, with a well-roasted frame of alder and juniper holding sway for now, but the core of cassis, blackberry and plum fruit waits in reserve, showing prodigious depth. When the toast and fruit melds, the backdrop of tobacco, singed iron and chalky minerality will get a turn to show. There's a lot here. Built for the cellar. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2025 through 2040.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
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Wine EnthusiastThis structured wine also offers juicy, elegant fruit. Full of black plums, spice from judicious wood aging and acidity, its core remains to develop. The wine needs to age so drink after 2024.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2018