Château Canon La Gaffelière 2015
• Domaine: Château Canon La Gaffelière
• A.O.C.: Saint-Emilion
• Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion
2015 Château Canon La Gaffelière was ranked #2 on the 2018 Top 10 List by Wine Spectator magazine, after its 2014 vintage was ranked #7 on the 2017 Top 10 List by the same magazine.
The winemaker, Comte Stephan von Neipperg, also produces 3 other highly rated wines, 2 of which we have in stock, and the third one is available as 2017 futures. These are:
We highly recommend all of M. von Neipperg's wines as they are equally well-made, approachable when young, yet with the potential to cellar for many years.
"The 2015 Canon la Gaffeliere is a blend of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 19 September and 6 October at 37 hl/ha and matured in 55% new oak barrels. It has another "cool" bouquet, a common thread among Comte Stephan Von Neipperg's 2015s - very restrained at first, nicely focused and gradually revealing undergrowth and even a subtle charcoal scent (probably from the Cabernet Sauvignon). The palate is medium-bodied with black fruit laced with graphite and cedar, the Cabernet brothers really defining the character of this Saint Emilion and edging it towards say, more Figeac in style. This is a fascinating 2015, more cerebral than previous vintages that I have tasted over the years." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/27/2016, Issue 224), Ratings: 94, Drink: 2020-2045
"Barrel Sample. Perfumed and fruity, this crisp wine is shot through with acidity as well as bright black-currant flavors. The tannins are smoky, hinting at the wood aging, although they're likely to integrate well with the fine fruitiness." - Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast, Ratings: 94