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2015 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere

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2015 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

The 2015 vintage from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere stands as a testament to the exceptional conditions that graced the vineyards of Saint-Emilion in this year. As fine wine investors are well aware, the year was marked by a warm summer and an Indian summer that lasted until the harvest, allowing for precise phenolic ripeness without sacrificing freshness—a harmonious combination sought out by vintners and connoisseurs alike.

 

A Vintage Graced by Nature

Blessed with such climatic benevolence, the 2015 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere encapsulates the essence of its terroir with remarkable fidelity. What sets this vintage apart is a compelling concentration of flavour coupled with an elegant structure that promises longevity—two key elements that elevate investment potential within the fine wine market.

 

Complexity and Poise: A Connoisseur’s Delight

On sampling this exquisite wine, the palate is welcomed with layers of dark fruits interlaced with hints of licorice and subtle touches of toast from judicious oak ageing. The tannins are ripe yet assertive, indicating a capacity for splendid maturation. This offering from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere boasts a balance that is striking, bearing all the hallmarks of a vintage that was favourable to both Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes in their St. Emilion playground.

For those looking to diversify their portfolios, the 2015 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere is a persuasive proposition—lofty yet grounded in its terroir's inherent strengths. It showcases not just the perseverance of nature but also the adept hands of the vineyard and winemaking team behind it.

 

In Summary: An Investment-worthy Vintage

The narrative of the 2015 vintage is eloquently expressed in bottles of 2015 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere; they reflect an exceptional year where nature’s largesse provided optimal conditions for creating a profoundly engaging wine. For collectors and investors, its poised evolution will undoubtedly yield gratifying complexity across coming decades. It's one of those vintages where patience will be rewarded with an expansive bouquet and a palatal story that enthrals with every sip.

Market price (CAD)

$1,410.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

50

Scores and tasting notes

96-97

Very tight yet shows wonderful cream and lemon rind texture. Full and powerful with walnut and spice character. Linear and focused. 55% merlot, 37% cabernet franc and 8% cabernet sauvignon.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com

97

Composed of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak, 55% new, for 17 months, the 2015 Canon la Gaffeliere features a deep garnet-purple color and a cedar-laced nose to begin, giving way to fragrant underlying scents of roses and violets with a core of crushed black currants, blackberries and Bing cherries plus hints of fallen leaves and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, the seductively perfumed red and black fruit fills the mouth, framed with plush tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing very long and minerally.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 2018

94-97

Dark and winey, with currant paste and fig notes backed by slightly briary grip and an ample dose of toast. There’s good energy here and nice vivacity, despite the darker profile today, and this should easily round into form after the élevage.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com

95

I can’t remember tasting a young Canon-La-Gaffelière that I’ve enjoyed as much as this one. Floral, fine and textured, with chalky freshness, sculpted tannins, just the right amount of new oak and the structure to age gracefully in bottle. Delicious. Drink: 2022-35

Tim Atkin - timatkin.com

93-95

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 - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016

17

Only 55% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. 55% new oak. Purplish crimson. Quite heady. Lots of Cabernet leafiness (picked up to 6 October). Racy, sinewy. Far from a blockbuster.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

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