2009 Chateau Canon-La Gaffeliere (750ml)

Merlot from Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2009 Chateau Canon-La Gaffeliere
97JS
96WS #23 Top 100
95WA
93RAS

Porcini mushrooms, with dark and ripe fruits. Turns to licorice and violets. Full body, with round and soft tannins and a long delicious finish. The texture is gorgeous. So much going on in the glass. Try after 2018.

97 points, James Suckling (Feb 2012)

This is well-cloaked for now in roasted vanilla and espresso notes, but there’s ample, fleshy fig sauce and mulled blackberry fruit in reserve. The finish sports a long melted licorice snap feel. Dense, but beautifully polished and pure. For the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030.

96 points, Wine Spectator (Mar 2012)

#23 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

An intriguing blend of nearly 50% Merlot, a whopping 35% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon (a somewhat unusual combination for this region), the 2009 reminds me of the 1990. A big, inky/purple-tinged wine with just over 14% natural alcohol, it exhibits exotic, flamboyant aromas of espresso roast, incense, sweet black cherries, black currants, licorice, asphalt, barbecue smoke, Christmas fruitcake and herbs. Full-bodied with silky tannins, luscious fruit, a hedonistic yet complex personality, low acidity, noticeable tannin and enviable purity, this head-turning beauty can be enjoyed over the next 15-20 years.

95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Feb 2012)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
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