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1995 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

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April 21, 2024 - $76



95Wine Spectator

One of the greatest wines ever produced by this estate. A wild and terrific red. Wonderful aromas of fruit, spices and chocolate (mole sauce!). Full-bodied and tannic, yet velvety and delightful. Masses of flavors on the finish.

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

A massive wine, with a cigar box, chocolatey, thick, black currant and cherry-scented nose, crammed with layers of fruit, extract, glycerin, and alcohol. The finish is long and rich, and the tannin sweet rather than astringent.

90+ Stephen Tanzer

Expressive, sauvage aromas of black raspberry, cassis, smoke, leather and coffee; even riper than the '96. Supple and sweet in the middle palate, with terrific flavor intensity and lovely framing acidity.


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.