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2015 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased from a US retailer with Chateau-direct import

2 available
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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

12 available
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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

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