2016 Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe PRE-ARRIVAL

$99.95
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Galloni called this a huge, voluptuous wine with no hard edges and exceptional balance. Often in the early going, the Merlot and Cabernet Franc elements are easily discernible, but in 2016 all the elements are wonderfully fused together." Such a tremendous price in the scheme of things!

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Stephan von Neipperg
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
15 to 18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 60% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Total Varietal Composition %:
55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU #:
1WCLG16IR3
WS95-98

Wine Spectator

This pulls a lot of red and black currant, fig and boysenberry pâte de fruit notes together, wraps them with a brambly thread and then drives them through an anise- and apple wood-edged finish. It's all tightly wound, but it's all there for the long haul. Really, really solid. Score range: 95-98

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Wine Enthusiast

95–97. Barrel Sample. Dark and intense, this wine has immense fruit and equally immense tannins. It is powered by its firm structure and concentration. There are hints of firm extraction, although it does not detract from the bold fruits. It should age well for many years.

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James Suckling

Lovely silky texture and dark fruit to this wine underlining richness and decadence. Medium to full body and a long finish.