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2019 Canon-la-Gaffelière, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1480615 96-98 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Another tour de force in the Comtes von Neipperg lineup, 2019 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière reveals a dense purple/ruby color as well as complex, full-bodied aromas and flavors of red and black currants, tobacco, forest floor, and spicy, floral nuances. Showing the vintage's ripe, sexy, yet also elegant style perfectly, it has silky tannins, a voluptuous, layered mouthfeel, plenty of tannins, and a great finish. Drink this brilliant Saint-Emilion on release and over the following 20-30 years. Tasted twice. Inner quote mark (6/2020)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Canon la Gaffeliere opens with an incredibly evocative perfume of lilacs, Morello cherries, black raspberries, jasmine and Sichuan pepper over a core of ripe black plums, wild blueberries and dark chocolate with touches of iron ore and cumin seed. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals an edifying intensity of electric blue and black fruit layers, supported by a rock-solid frame of firm, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with a firework display of fruit, mineral and spicy nuances. A thrilling wine from the get-go and one that should age very well! (LPB) 95-97+ Inner quote mark (6/2020)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark I love the balance on display here, of powerful and softly whispering fruits, a tightrope of acidity and tannins giving structure. Great stuff, with the impact of 2018 but more freshness, although still with the signature glamour of a Neipperg wine in full flight. (JA) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

93-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2019 Canon La Gaffelière was picked from 19 September to 7 October at 51hl/ha and sees 60% new oak. It has a very focused bouquet, tight at first and benefitting from an hour's aeration. Eventually it reveals glorious red berry scents mixed with cedar, loamy soil and a pinch of cracked black pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, taut and fresh with a return of that black pepper note right on the finish. Excellent. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: 2019 Bordeaux Futures are being offered without any added tariffs. If there are applicable tariffs at the time the wines are imported in 2022, we will contact you with the option to pay tariffs to have the wine delivered, or cancel the order with no penalty. 93-95 points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: "The 2019 Canon La Gaffelière is a nervous, tightly wound wine. Then again, we are talking about a Cabernet Franc-driven Saint-Émilion. Sweet red berries, mint, blood orange and spice pulse with tremendous energy. Aromatically expressive and deep, Canon La Gaffelière builds effortlessly over time, leading to a bright, saline and mineral-drenched finish that is a thing of beauty. The 2019 shows much better from a full bottle (as opposed to a half), with silky tannins that emerge with a touch of aeration. I won't be surprised if the 2019 is even better from bottle than this note suggests." (6/2020)

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