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1998 Château Canon La Gaffelière

  • 93 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 45632-1998-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Red-ruby. Roasted plum, raspberry, meat and grilled nuts on the nose. Silky and lush for '98, but with no shortage of underlying structure. Quite full and complex. Finishes with superb sweetness and persistence and thoroughly fine tannins. This is really impressively silky for the year.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    This saturated purple-colored 1998 offers sumptuous aromas of prunes, blueberries, overripe black cherries, chocolate, coffee, and spicy new oak. Full-bodied, opulent, and expressive, this flamboyant/ostentatious effort is crammed with glycerin and extract. The tannin is sweet in this accessible, multilayered 1998.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very deep healthy crimson - still with notes of blue. Very rich and seductive on the nose. Fully evolved nose - very well married elements. Complete and impressive. Very fine tannins underneath should keep it going. Long. Well constructed. Rich, full and dramatic.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 38872
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit, Indian spices and mineral. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a plush structure that caresses every inch of your palate. Really fine and fabulous. Much better than from barrel. Best ever from this estate. 4,580 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Martin Wong
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Segla
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

  • 468 bottles owned
  • 87 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 87 collectors)