Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere   Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere

2007 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere

By Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere

2007 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Saint-emilion, Bordeaux

The 2007 vintage of Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from its namesake estate in Saint-emilion crystallises a narrative of triumph over a challenging climatic season. This particular year, which tested the mettle of many Bordeaux vineyards, underscored the resilience and adaptability of the Right Bank's terroir and the deft touch of those who tend its vines.

 

Exceptional Craft in A Complex Year

The 2007 growing season in Bordeaux was marked by capricious weather patterns—early warmth promising a bumper crop, followed by a summer punctuated by storms and cool temperatures. However, come harvest, the meticulous husbandry and precise selection practised at Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere distilled an offering with remarkable finesse. The intricate blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon speaks to the artful assemblage synonymous with Saint-emilion’s finest.

 

Investment Calibre: The Mark of 2007 Canon-la-Gaffeliere

Navigating the delicate dance of tannins and fruit maturity has yielded a 2007 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere with gracefully integrated flavours. Notes of dark cherries and blackcurrant find companionship with subtle herbaceous tones and a whisper of oak—a testament to the wine's judicious upbringing in barriques. Its poised structure suggests an enduring potential for maturation, which is an enticing prospect for fine wine investors seeking to diversify their portfolios with standout vintages.

As the 2007 vintage settles into its plateau of maturity, it presents as a wine that has overcome the oddities of its birth year, emerging as a poised and distinctive representation of Saint-emilion’s ability to produce wines with complexity and poise under pressure. Harmonious now yet with enough vibrancy for further cellar aging, it beholds a graceful evolution ahead.

For those looking to invest in a wine that embodies elegance despite adversity, the 2007 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere will not only complement your collection but continue to unfold its narrative in the coming years.

Market price (CAD)

$1,060.00

12x75cl

Highest score

89

POP score

71.11

Scores and tasting notes

89

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Canon la Gaffeliere has a lovely chestnut-tinged bouquet with satisfying, commendable fruit generosity given the growing season, brimming with buxom raspberry and wild cherry scents. The palate is smooth on the entry, quite gamy in quality and curiously reminding me of a fine Stellenbosch Cabernet blend (meant as a complement). I admire the depth and weight of this Saint Emilion, and while it is just beginning to show some dryness on the finish, it should give pleasure for another 5-6 years. Tasted February 2017.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017

Vintage performance