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Château Canon La Gaffelière

Château Canon La Gaffelière 2016

Château Canon La Gaffelière 2016

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Château Canon La Gaffelière 2016

1er Grand Cru Classé "B"

Saint Emilion


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Original wooden case of 6 bottles

Located at the foot of the hill south of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, the terroir of Château Canon La Gaffelière is made up of clayey-limestone and clayey-sandy soils, very filtering, particularly receptive to heat.

Due to the nature of the soils, the vines have an atypical structure with respect to the denomination, characterized by a perfect balance between Merlot and Cabernet. In this terroir, where maturation occurs very early, the Cabernets flourish remarkably, bringing to the opulence of Merlot a power and aromatic complexity that underlie the natural elegance and finesse of Canon La Gaffelière wines.

By extending parcel management, the host structure of the vat cellar offers the possibility of vinifying perfectly homogeneous batches. The various stages of vinification take place slowly, without excessive increases in temperature, thus expressing the best of the harvest. The refinement, carried out on the fine lees, enhances the intrinsic qualities of the wine by offering each entity the benefit of an individualized treatment. Manipulation and interventions are drastically reduced, adapted to the typicality of each vintage.

Certified organic farming, Château Canon La Gaffelière offers lively, extraordinarily structured, complex, pure and always elegant wines.

Terroir: clayey-limestone. Clay and sand at the foot of the hill.
Production area: 19.5 ha
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average age of the vineyard: 50 years

Harvest: Manual, in crates. Double sorting before and after destemming. No trampling. Arrival of the harvest by conveyor belt.
Vinification: In temperature-controlled wooden vats for 28-35 days depending on the vintage. Extraction by pneumatic punching.
Malolactic fermentation and ageing: In new barriques (up to 80%) on fine lees. Aging and filtration if necessary, depending on the vintage.
Duration of ageing: 15 to 18 months depending on the vintage.


Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW : 98
“The 2016 Canon la Gaffeliere has a deep garnet color. It bursts on the scene with exuberant notes of juicy blackberries, plum preserves, and fruit cake, plus suggestions of clove oil, mocha, and Indian spices. The full-bodied palate is full-on rich and decadent, featuring velvety tannins and just enough freshness to match the concentrated black fruit and spicy layers, finishing with epic length.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, December 2022

James Suckling : 96
“The aromas are very complex with sweet tobacco, black truffles, blueberries and blackberries. Subtle. Menthol, too. Full-bodied yet so elegant. Structure with finesse and purity. The tannins are melted in the wine. Fabulous young wine. Try tasting it from 2023.” James Suckling,, February 2019

Jane Anson, Decanters : 93
“Another successful wine in St-Émilion, with the signature of careful extraction. Well-brushed black fruits and a lovely push-and-pull effect between supple tannins, rich fruits and fresh acidity. Certified organic since the 2014 vintage. Drinking Window 2027 – 2045” Jane Anson,, April 2017

Jancis RobinsonMW : 17/20
“Bright dark crimson. Smooth and sweet – in fact almost cocoa flavoured. Mouth-filling. Not all that much tannin but a very pleasurable drink. No rough edges. Hints of pencil shavings on the end. Drinks 2024-2040” Jancis Robinson MW,, May 2018

Jeb Dunnuck: 95
“One of the most elegant and seamless wines in the vintage is the 2016 Canon-la-Gaffelière, a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 60% new French oak. This medium to full-bodied beauty has brilliant minerality as well as tons of cassis fruits, notions of spice box, cedarwood, licorice, and dried earth, silky tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It shows the purity and elegance of the vintage to a T. Drink this fabulous Saint-Emilion any time over the coming 20+ years. 2019 - 2039.” Jeb Dunnuck,, February 2019

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