Canon La Gaffelière: Appellation d'origine contrôlée and Premier Grand Cru Classé B à Saint Emilion or First Growth, B class of Saint Emilion
At 35 km east of Bordeaux on the right bank of the Dordogne and surrounded by three other Châteaux (l'Arrosée, Magdelaine and La Gaffelière) stands Château Canon La Gaffelière a Premier Grand Cru classé B from Saint Emilion.
Under the direction of the Comtes Von Neipperg family since 1971, it's 19.5 hectares are planted on clay-limestone and sandy-clay at the foot of a hill. Certified organic since 2014, the vines of Château Canon La Gaffelière average 50 years old and are planted at 5.500 vines per hectare. The blend is composed of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Château Canon La Gaffelière offers a full-bodied wine displaying a smoky nose of blackcurrant, cherry and graphite. Its peaks is between 5 to 20 years, but can age further in great years, such as 2000. The second wine of Château Canon La Gaffelière "Côte Mignon La Gaffelière" is less powerful and lighter and can thus be drunk from 5 to 8 years. The Château Canon La Gaffelière often gathers flattering notes from international critics such as those of Robert Parker, between 90/100 and 95/100. Great years for Canon La Gaffelière are 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2000, 1998, 1995 and 1990 for the last decades. The wines are an excellent value for money especially as the wines age so well: collectors are recommended to purchase their wines, especially in great vintages.
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