chateau canon la gaffeliere premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru 2009
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

2009 chateau canon la gaffeliere premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru

Why We're Buying

Château Canon's owner, Joseph-Hubert von Neipperg, has always been a trailblazer. He's pioneered winemaking techniques like micro-oxygenation that enable a more authentic expression of terroir. The tireless tinkering is one reason why his Château Canon-la-Gaffelière remains as timeless as it did when von Neipperg purchased the estate in 1971.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

An intriguing blend of nearly 50% Merlot, a whopping 35% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon (a somewhat unusual combination for this region), the 2009 reminds me of the 1990. A big, inky/purple-tinged wine with just over 14% natural alcohol, it exhibits exotic, flamboyant aromas of espresso roast, incense, sweet black cherries, black currants, licorice, asphalt, barbecue smoke, Christmas fruitcake and herbs. Full-bodied with silky tannins, luscious fruit, a hedonistic yet complex personality, low acidity, noticeable tannin and enviable purity, this head-turning beauty can be enjoyed over the next 15-20 years.