chateau canon la gaffeliere premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru 2019
JEB DUNNUCK
98
JAMES SUCKLING
96

2019 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

JEB DUNNUCK
98

Jeb Dunnuck

Another tour de force in the Comtes von Neipperg lineup, 2019 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière reveals a dense purple/ruby color as well as complex, full-bodied aromas and flavors of red and black currants, tobacco, forest floor, and spicy, floral nuances. Showing the vintage's ripe, sexy, yet also elegant style perfectly, it has silky tannins, a voluptuous, layered mouthfeel, plenty of tannins, and a great finish. Drink this brilliant Saint-Emilion on release and over the following 20-30 years. Tasted twice.

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

Blackberry, chocolate and hazelnut aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with polished, juicy tannins that give a dusty texture to the intense, rich finish. A traditional, classically structured and styled red.

DECANTER
95

Decanter

I love the balance on display here, of powerful and softly whispering fruits, a tightrope of acidity and tannins giving structure. Great stuff, with the impact of 2018 but more freshness, although still with the signature glamour of a Neipperg wine in full flight.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Canon la Gaffeliere opens with an incredibly evocative perfume of lilacs, Morello cherries, black raspberries, jasmine and Sichuan pepper over a core of ripe black plums, wild blueberries and dark chocolate with touches of iron ore and cumin seed. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals an edifying intensity of electric blue and black fruit layers, supported by a rock-solid frame of firm, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with a firework display of fruit, mineral and spicy nuances. A thrilling wine from the get-go and one that should age very well! Barrel Sample: 95-97+