1990 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere
By Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere
1990 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
The 1990 vintage of the esteemed right bank of Bordeaux casts a particularly profound shadow upon the fabric of viticultural history, and nestled within this celebrated year, lies the majestic 1990 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere. This tremendous offering encapsulates the best of Saint-Emilion's meritorious terroir coupled with the adept hands that finessed it into existence.
An Epochal Vintage Revisited
The optimal conditions of 1990 fostered an equable ripening period for the grapes, imbuing them with a balance seldom achieved in such measure. It is a year branded by wine connoisseurs as one embodying a near-perfect alignment of nature's finery and human prowess. As the estate's vines drew sustenance from the hallowed limestone and clay soils, the resultant elixir they birthed rendered a complexity and richness that is riveting in its expression.
A Profound Sensorial Encounter
On sampling the 1990 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, one is immediately struck by its classical structure juxtaposed harmoniously with an opulent fruit core. A delectable choreography of blackcurrants, cherries steeped in kirsch, truffles, and subtle hints of cigar box amble across the palate. Time has endowed this wine with a tannic backbone allowing for a finish that permeates memory long after the wine has bid adieu.
For investors tracing vinous pedigrees with keen acumen expecting longevity paired with escalating value—the 1990 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere emerges as a sovereign asset.
In Summary: A Confluence of Terroir and Time
In summing up the essence of 1990 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere from Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, it presents itself as a triumph of Saint-Emilion – a vintage mirroring the artistry of Bordeaux's celestial bodies. The equilibrium betwixt intensity and distinction crafts an asset robust in character and richly facetted in investment potential. For those seeking to diversify their portfolio with wines bearing an indelible mark of excellence, this vintage stands out as one furnished with profound narrative and unwavering allure.
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Scores and tasting notes
This wine has always tasted superb. Still a dark purple/garnet color, it offers an exotic bouquet of roasted coffee, caramelized herbs, sweet cassis, blackberries, chocolate, and licorice. The explosive bouquet is followed by a low acid, full-bodied, chewy wine with sweet tannin and ripe, jammy fruit and glycerin. It hit its peak of maturity 4-5 years ago, but is holding nicely. Consume it over the next 5-6 years.Release price: ($375.00/case)
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2009