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1995 Château Canon La Gaffelière

  • 91 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 70 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 45632-1995-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    A massive wine, with a cigar box, chocolatey, thick, black currant and cherry-scented nose, this full-bodied wine is crammed with layers of fruit, extract, glycerin, and alcohol. Spicy yet rich, with high tannin, the 1995 Canon-La-Gaffeliere will need a minimum of 5-6 years of cellaring. The finish is long and rich, and the tannin sweet rather than astringent.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Dark ruby, not quite as saturated as the '96. Expressive, sauvage aromas of black raspberry, cassis, smoke, leather and coffee; even riper than the '96. Supple and sweet in the middle palate, with terrific flavor intensity and lovely framing acidity. But a bit brutal on the back end, with substantial, somewhat tough tannins that call for six or seven years of bottle aging. The combination of lively acids and serious tannins give this wine a slightly spiky quality today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1998
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 14

    Mid crimson. Dark crimson. Mild and rich and pleasing. Mid weight and frank with quite a bit of dry grainy tannin on the finish. Drying out.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Shows such wonderful clarity and class on the nose, with crushed raspberries, blackberries and just a hint of flowers. Full-bodied, with layers of ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Fantastic. Just coming around.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. 7,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Dan McD
  • Self | Rating:

    A little green with tobacco and smoke. Faded early with a soft and light mid-palate. Decent fruit tannins with lot's of dry oak and spices on the finish, which was a little thin.
    Author: stujakub
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink now. Passed its peak but still enjoyable
    Author: Hecwines
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Connaisseurs
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 534 bottles owned
  • 105 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 105 collectors)