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2000 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere

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2000 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

The celebrated millennial vintage of Bordeaux has bequeathed to us numerous illustrious wines, yet the 2000 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere holds a particularly esteemed position. This splendid offering from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere is a testament to the harmony possible between nature's bounty and human artistry.


A Vintage of Distinction for Investment-Oriented Oenophiles

An exceptionally dry June followed by a pleasantly hot summer crafted the blueprint for this iconic vintage. The top-tier terroir of Saint-Emilion, with its fast-draining limestone and clay soil, infused the grapes with an unmatched concentration of flavours. Plush with ripe blackberries and underlying cassis, this wine artfully demonstrates the power and elegance that stems from such a year.

The sumptuousness of the 2000 vintage is balanced by an impressive structure—a backbone formed amidst the alchemy of time and care that Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere is renowned for. The judicious blend, dominated by Merlot but significantly enhanced by the backbone of Cabernet Franc, orchestrates an exquisite interplay between fruit and tannic heft with the finesse only seen in truly exceptional vintages.

Mellifluous hints of truffle and well-integrated oak carry through on the finish, making it an irresistible draw for discerning investors seeking to add depth to their portfolios with mature wines ready for enjoyment or continued cellaring.


A Tapestry Woven Over Two Decades

Time has been a benevolent custodian to the 2000 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, weaving layers of complexity into its fabric. This is nothing short of poetry in a bottle; it ravishes the palate with velvety tannins that have softened over time yet still lend support to the crescendo of dark fruit notes that persist long after each sip.

The synergy between enviable conditions on the right bank of Bordeaux in 2000 and the artisanal prowess exercised at Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere results in a wine that stands as a beacon within fine wine investment circles. This offering not only thoroughly satisfies sensory indulgence but also possesses the intrinsic value so earnestly sought by investors.

In sum, this vinous composition from the anointed hands at Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere speaks eloquently of its birthright—the stellar 2000 vintage in Saint-Emilion—and invites one to explore its depths with gusto.

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Performing as I expected, but still several years away from full maturity, this extraordinarily flamboyant, full-bodied, opulent, sexy St. Emilion stood out for its backward structure and youthful personality. A dark plum/garnet hue is followed by a superb bouquet of roasted coffee, kirsch, blackberries, licorice, herbs, and forest floor. Full-bodied, dense, rich, and pure, it is a total hedonistic as well as intellectual turn-on. Enjoy it over the next decade.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2010

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