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1998 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere

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1998 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

The millennium's twilight years were remarkable for Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere's masterful integration of tradition and innovation—a narrative elegantly embodied in the 1998 vintage from the rolling hills of Saint-Emilion. This vintage, with its temperate climate and optimal growing conditions, laid the foundation for a wine of exceptional equilibrium, one that captures the essence of Bordeaux's right bank with extraordinary poise.


Lyrical Complexity Meets Investment Calibre

Upon decanting, the 1998 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere reveals its enduring splendour. A bouquet resplendent with ripe plum and blackcurrant is seamlessly interwoven with undercurrents of sweet spices, truffles, and discreet oak nuances—hallmarks of adept vinification practices refined over generations. The palate resonates with an ensemble of mature tannins and an alluring depth of fruit; the sensual mouthfeel leads into a finish that converses eloquently with time itself.


A Vintage to Cherish

The grandeur of the 1998 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere lies not merely in its aromatic intricacies but also in the structural integrity which has evolved graciously in the bottle. A well-structured Saint-Emilion such as this one delineates a wine trajectory that attests to the commendable ageing potential this vintage possesses—indeed, a sheer testament to the judicious wine investment proposition it represents.

Cherished by connoisseurs for its venerable pedigree, solid performance in bottle evolution, and unwavering finesse, the 1998 vintage from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere is undeniably poised as a beacon of collectability within an investor's portfolio. Its intricate weave of flavours staunchly adheres to Bordeaux's noble lineage while still flaunting an individualistic charm reflective of that particular annum.


In Summary

The 1998 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere is a quintessential example of harmonious maturation converging with wise craftmanship—a Saint-Emilion treasure radiating sophistication suitable for discerning palates and prudent portfolios alike. Its placid evolution and ornate tapestry of flavours substantiate its charisma as one of the keystones in fine wine investment.

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This saturated purple-colored 1998 offers sumptuous aromas of prunes, blueberries, overripe black cherries, chocolate, coffee, and spicy new oak. Full-bodied, opulent, and expressive, this flamboyant/ostentatious effort is crammed with glycerin and extract. The tannin is sweet in this accessible, multilayered 1998. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2022.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 April 2001

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