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2006 Canon-la-Gaffelière, St-Émilion

SKU #1047913 93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark La Gaffelière, now under the expert guidance of Saint-Emilion’s guru Stéphane Derenoncourt, is producing serious wine. None more so than this firmly closed but powerful and dense 2006. Bitter chocolate and dark tannins come together to form a shell covering the weight of the fruit. It will probably always be firm, but the black currant fruit flavors will come through eventually--maybe in 5-7 years. Inner quote mark (3/2009)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Shows black truffle, blackberry and tea leaf on the nose. Full-bodied, with extremely well-integrated tannins and a racy, velvety-textured finish. A beauty for the vintage. (JS) Inner quote mark (3/2009)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière has a relatively opulent bouquet compared to the 2006 Les Grandes Murailles, with scents of cassis, cranberry, leather and roasted herbs, demonstrating a little more "guts" than its peers (as Canon-la-Gaffelière is wont to do). The palate is medium-bodied with furry tannin, quite plush in the mouth with tart red cherry fruit, strawberry, morels and a vein of tobacco towards the finish that carries commendable weight. This is drinking well after ten years and should provide another five years of drinking pleasure. (NM) Inner quote mark (5/2016)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright medium ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines blackberry, violet, tobacco leaf, licorice and cedar. Dense, lush, sweet and fine-grained, with a wonderfully pliant, silky texture devoid of rough edges. Utterly seamless, savory wine but with no shortage of vinosity or energy. Finishes suave and very long. (ST) Inner quote mark (6/2009)

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