2000 Canon la Gaffeliere 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion | Grand Cru Classe/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2000 Canon la Gaffeliere

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International Wine Cellar | 93

($90-$125) Moderately saturated ruby-red. Knockout superripe nose combines red- and blackcurrant, mocha, smoked meat and chocolatey torrefaction. Sweet and dense, but also lively and penetrating, with superb freshness of fruit for the vintage; showing little sign of its 13.5% alcohol. Pliant flavors of cherry, spice, tobacco and flowers. Finishes impressively long, with very fine tannins. Owner von Neipperg noted that most of the cabernet franc here was planted prior to 1953; a good bit of merlot was planted in 1969, with more going in in 1986.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Wine Advocate | 95

This is a triumphant 2000, flamboyant, super-concentrated, yet classic in proportions. Lavish notes of roasted espresso, melted chocolate, creme de cassis, toasty new oak, and Asian spices jump from the glass of this sensationally perfumed, rather ostentatious 2000. It is enormously concentrated and pure, with low acidity and exquisite balance. Remarkably, in spite of its large size, viscosity, and opulence, it is fresh and delineated. Potentially the finest Canon-la-Gaffeliere made to date.

Drink Dates: 2006-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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Wine Spectator | 93

This is very jammy and delicious. Very ripe berry aromas, with hints of roses. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium, caressing finish. Refined and caressing. A love it. Close to the 1998 in quality. 5,415 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 91
Author: Horms
Trust Rating: 16
Tasted On: 11/22/2013
Score: 93
Author: Tj R
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/20/2013

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Score: 90
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/01/2003
Drink Dates: 2009-2024
This very darkly colored wine is raised in 90-100% new French oak each vintage. A tight clean nose. A touch liquide with hard tannins. Not as much of an effusive fruit blockbuster as in prior vintages.

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More Vintages and Sizes of Canon la Gaffeliere:

1996 (750ml)
1990 (750ml)

About This Producer


A Grand Cru Classe, Chateau Canon-La-Gaffeliere is located in the center of the St. Emilion appellation. Thanks to its location, it gets the climate of both St.Emilion and Pomerol, which means that it is more continental than the maritime Medoc. The name of the vineyard derives from the medieval word for "leper" which reflects the leprosarium that was located there during the 14th century. After much of the property was replanted in the 1950s, the Neipperg family purchased it in 1971. As a result of the efforts of Comte Stephan von Neipperg, the chateau received recognition from the likes of Robert Parker, who cited it as one of the most significantly improved wines over the last few years. The composition of the 19.5 hectares of vineyards is 55% Merlot 55%, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. While the vinification methods are traditional, they do practice "micro-oxygenation," in which oxygen particles are pumped through the wine to enhance its color. This man-made practice is an interesting contrast to their philosophy of bio-dynamism in the vineyard.

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