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2008 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière

St-Emilion, grand cru classé

Ex-château; recent library release help

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$95.00 per Bottle


7 Bottles




"A sensational sleeper of the vintage, this modern-styled St.-Emilion boasts a dark purple color along with a beautiful bouquet of black olives, cherry jam, incense, spicy oak and black currants. Full-bodied, unctuously textured, lush, seductive and gloriously perfumed, this strikingly intense claret can be drunk now and over the next 12-15 years. Bravo!" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #194
(WA, 05/01/2011)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2011-2026

"Dense and ripe, with flashes of black Mission fig, Turkish coffee and roasted apple wood flavors running through the dense core of plum sauce, black licorice and currant paste. The long finish has ample depth and grip, with a singe of black tea. A very classy wine. Best from 2013 through 2019. 3,580 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/30/2011)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2013-2019

"The 2008 Canon-la-Gaffelière is a wine that I have not tasted for a few years. Now at a decade old, it has a lovely bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, touches of graphite and a little balsamic, yet fresh and nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with melted tannin. This feels rounded and appeasing in the mouth, no rough edges, secondary notes of cedar and wild mushroom augmenting the dark berry fruit with hints of bay leaf and black tea lining the understated, creamy-textured finish. You could contentedly drink this now and over the next decade. This comes recommended." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 02/01/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2018-2035

"I really like the mineral and fruity character on the nose and palate with hints of raspberries and spices. It's full bodied, with a balance of fine tannins and a berry, mineral after taste. This needs about three to four years to soften." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 12/20/2010)

Rating: 91

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