2015 Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe

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#2 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018!

Galloni says this wine is "endowed with considerable richness... Mocha, red cherry jam and sweet floral notes give the 2015 its soaring perfume... exceptionally beautiful Saint-Émilion... super-impressive, even in the early going... nothing short of magnificent." Sounds like an exciting opportunity at this price!

Proprietary Red
Stephan von Neipperg
15 to 18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Country of Origin:
St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Total Varietal Composition %:
55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Advocate

Composed of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak, 55% new, for 17 months, the 2015 Canon la Gaffeliere features a deep garnet-purple color and a cedar-laced nose to begin, giving way to fragrant underlying 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, the seductively perfumed red and black fruit fills the mouth, framed with plush tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing very long and minerally.


Wine Spectator

Still youthfully tight and backward, with a well-roasted frame of alder and juniper holding sway for now, but the core of cassis, blackberry and plum fruit waits in reserve, showing prodigious depth. When the toast and fruit melds, the backdrop of tobacco, singed iron and chalky minerality will get a turn to show. There’s a lot here. Built for the cellar. Best from 2025 through 2040.



The aromas of violets and rose petals are prevalent here with blue fruits as well. Full body, integrated and firm tannins and a long finish. Structured yet fine and shows such finesse. Give it five or six years to come together.


James Suckling

The 2015 Canon La Gaffelière is deep, powerful and explosive. Seamless and captivating in the glass, it possesses magnificent richness, volume and intensity in every dimension. The Cabernet Franc, usually such a strong signature, is nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the Merlot fruit. Espresso, mocha, licorice and plum infuse the racy finish. The 2015 is going to need the better part of a decade to be expressive. Tasted two times.