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2014-2015 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

2-bottle Vertical

ITEM 7978630 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$240
Item Sold Amount Date
I8010169 1 $240 Nov 28, 2021
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2014 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

RATINGS

95Wine Spectator

This cuts a wide swath, with mouthwatering tobacco and warm ganache notes leading the way, followed by a wave of fig, blackberry and black currant preserves. Shows remarkable definition already, even though the structure is strident.

95+ Vinous / IWC

One of the wines of the vintage... Bright Cabernet Franc aromatics give the wine its signature lift and precision. Raspberry jam, rose petal, mint, blood orange, tobacco and pomegranate build slowly on the palate,

92The Wine Advocate

A fruit-driven, powerful bouquet with rounded raspberry, kirsch, mulberry and light honeyed scents ... pure and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated red plum and tart cherry fruit... spicy residue on the back palate

#7 of 2017Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

Château Canon La Gaffeliere is a 48.2-acre Grand Cru estate in the St.-Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. It is one of six French wine estates owned by Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg, a family of German aristocrats who were military leaders and winemakers in Germany as early as the 12th century. In the 1971 the family acquired four estates in St.-Emilion, and in 1983 Canon La Gaffeliere was put in the hands of one of the sons, Stephan von Neipperg, who today still runs the estate. Vineyards are planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. About 60,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Cote Migon la Gaffeliere. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “this is another superb St.-Emilion estate run with considerable passion, vision and commitment by Stephan von Neipperg. Since 1988, this has been one of St.-Emilion’s star performers…”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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2015 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

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...fills the mouth, framed with plush tannins and plenty of freshness

96Wine Spectator

A well-roasted frame of alder and juniper...the core of cassis, blackberry and plum fruit waits in reserve, showing prodigious depth. backdrop of tobacco, singed iron and chalky minerality

#2 of 2018Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

Château Canon La Gaffeliere is a 48.2-acre Grand Cru estate in the St.-Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. It is one of six French wine estates owned by Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg, a family of German aristocrats who were military leaders and winemakers in Germany as early as the 12th century. In the 1971 the family acquired four estates in St.-Emilion, and in 1983 Canon La Gaffeliere was put in the hands of one of the sons, Stephan von Neipperg, who today still runs the estate. Vineyards are planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. About 60,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Cote Migon la Gaffeliere. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “this is another superb St.-Emilion estate run with considerable passion, vision and commitment by Stephan von Neipperg. Since 1988, this has been one of St.-Emilion’s star performers…”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

VINTAGE

2015 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

Composed of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon