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2009 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere

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2009 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

The 2009 vintage from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere stands as a testament to the monumental achievements of fine winemaking in Saint-Emilion. Characterised by an exceptionally warm and dry summer, this particular year prompted an earlier harvest, allowing the ripened fruit to express itself with extraordinary precision and grace.


A Vintage to Remember: Remarkable Resilience and Ripeness

The 2009 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere captures this extraordinary moment in time with a blend that particularly favours Merlot, followed by Cabernet Franc and a hint of Cabernet Sauvignon. The precision in blending showcases a masterclass of balance, allowing each varietal to contribute its best qualities. This vintage echoes the estate's commitment to terroir-expressive wines, augmented by the climatic generosity of 2009.


Investing in Elegance: A Profile of Depth and Sophistication

Upon release, the 2009 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere was met with applause for its palpable depth and complexity. Now, with an additional decade of cellaring, it bursts forth with a mélange of black cherries, plums, and a refined spiciness that makes it a sublime investment piece. The wine also carries the hallmark minerality of Saint-Emilion's limestone-rich soils, adding a thrilling vibrancy to the ripe fruit on the palate.

The tannins have mellowed exquisitely well over time; they are fine-grained and silky, giving structure without overshadowing the wine's natural elegance. It yields an exceptionally long finish that lingers on the tongue, suggesting that while it has reached a beautiful stage of development, there’s potential for further graceful ageing.

In the realm of fine wine investment, the 2009 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere offers both rarity and opulence. It is one of those unique vintages from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere that resonates with seasoned collectors and new investors alike.


Conclusion: An Ascendant Wine for Discerning Connoisseurs

To conclude, within the tapestry of Bordeaux wines, the 2009 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere exudes a character that expertly merges climatic virtues with vinicultural prowess. It is a vintage that stirs the senses and promises continued evolution for those willing to take part in its journey. A distinguished addition to any collection, it punctuates the narrative of Saint-Emilion’s exceptional winemaking story impeccably well.

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Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Canon la Gaffeliere leaps from the glass with bold baked blackberries, plum preserves and blueberry compote notes with nuances of licorice, sweaty leather, tapenade and garrigue. It is quite mature and open in the medium-bodied mouth, with a firm, chewy frame and lively backbone, finishing with loads of savory/meaty layers.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 14 March 2019

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