2006 - Ch Canon-La-Gaffelière Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06A6CALG _ 2006 - Ch Canon-La-Gaffelière Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Canon-la-Gaffelière
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2014 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
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2006 CH CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Canon-la-Gaffelière
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2014 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £872.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2009,
    Score: 92

    Stephan von Neipperg’s flagship estate (and, in my opinion, one that should have been upgraded to a premier grand cru classe in the new St.-Emilion hierarchy) has turned in another stunning performance. A blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, from small yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare, the 2006 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as scents of creme de cassis, pain grille, espresso roast, chocolate, and spicy roasted herbs. Dense, medium to full-bodied, and surprisingly opulent for a 2006, with oodles of fruit, and terrific structure as well as purity, it is a more noble expression of Neipperg’s other St.-Emilion, Clos de l’Oratoire. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2007,
    Score: 91-94

    Stephan von Neipperg's flagship estate (and, in my opinion, one that should have been upgraded to apremier grand cru classe in the new St.-Emilion hierarchy) has turned in another stunning performance. A blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, from small yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare, the 2006 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as scents of creme de cassis, pain grille, espresso roast, chocolate, and spicy roasted herbs. Dense, medium to full-bodied, and surprisingly opulent for a 2006, with oodles of fruit, and terrific structure as well as purity, it is a more noble expression of Neipperg's other St.-Emilion, Clos del'Oratoire. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, May 2007,
    Score: 16.5

    Very dark brownish crimson. Both sweetness and rawness on the nose rather odd! Sweet round start great texture but then pretty rasping green tannins again. Very chewy. Well sculpted. Just the green notes that let it down.

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Producer

Château Canon-la-Gaffelière

Since the 1980s, Château Canon-La-Gaffelière has been owned by the dapper and über friendly, Count Stephan von Neipperg. With the help of consulting oenologist, Stéphane Derenoncourt, they have transformed Canon-La-Gaffelière into one of the most sought after properties on the Right Bank.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.