Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
Very nice aromatic freshness for Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere 2020. The bouquet is delicate and complex, with floral, spicy and fruity notes. The palate if full of tension and minerality.
Blend: 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Barrel Sample: 95-97
Very refined and polished with minerally, almost salty character. Full body and beautiful, compact tannins. Racy finish. Excellent drive to this at the end. Barrel Sample: 95-96
Barrel Sample: 93-95
Barrel Sample: 94-96
Barrel Sample: 94
Located on the famous slope (and the foot of the slope) south of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, Chateau Canon La Gaffelière has belonged to the Counts von Neipperg since 1971. Representing some eight centuries of family winegrowing tradition, Count Stephan von Neipperg has succeeded in placing Chateau Canon La Gaffelière among the top Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Emilion thanks to a winegrowing philosophy that gives priority not only to quality, but also respect for the environment.
Chateau Canon La Gaffelière is located on the outskirts of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, at the southern foot of the slope. The 19.5 hectare (48 acres) vineyard has a complex, outstanding terroir of clay-limestone and clay-sand soil. The topsoil is primarily sandy, increasingly so as one moves away from the slope. The unusual proportion of grape varieties (55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) at Canon-La-Gaffelière is perfectly suited to the soil.