2020 Canon-la-Gaffelière, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1539479 95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Lots of blue fruits, leafy herbs, chocolate, and earthy goodness emerge from the 2020 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere, a medium to full-bodied, dense, focused, elegant Saint-Emilion that needs plenty of air to show at its best. The purity of fruit is remarkable, and while it starts out tight and focused, it blossoms with air, showing a more expansive, layered, rich yet still fresh texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. It’s a thrilling Saint-Emilion readers should snatch up. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

95-96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Very refined and polished with minerally, almost salty character. Full body and beautiful, compact tannins. Racy finish. Excellent drive to this at the end. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

94-96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2020 Canon La Gaffelière is a strict, severe wine, almost unnaturally so. At this stage, the 2020 is all acid and tannin, and yet behind that lies a vibrant core of fruit. The big Franc aromatics, often such a signature, are nowhere to be found. Inky red berry fruit, blood orange, spice and star anise emerge with a bit of coaxing, all framed by a spine of serious tannins that are at once incisive and well-balanced. Readers should plan on being patient, as the 2020 is going to need years to come around. Despite its reticence, the 2020 appears to have significant potential down the line. (AG) 94-96+ Inner quote mark (6/2021)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A richly structured wine, this shows great density. The blackberry flavors, layered with impressive tannins, are expressively ripe and promise considerable aging. Inner quote mark

94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Concentrated and intense, with juicy liquorice and blackberry flavours dominant on the attack. This is an excellent wine showing beautiful tension with slate and crushed stone texture. Chocolate shavings, bitter and intense, give a kick on the finish. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2021)

K&L Notes

93-95 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2020 Canon-la-Gaffelière is beautifully defined on the nose, featuring lavish black cherries, boysenberry, tobacco and cracked black pepper aromas. This is endowed with impressive precision and the oak is very well integrated. The medium-bodied palate delivers sappy black fruit, fine balance and poise and a lightly spiced, edgy, almost citrus-like finish. Packed to the rafters with vim and vigor, this is a superb Saint-Émilion." (05/2021)


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By: Kate Soto | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/7/2021 | Send Email
A mineral drive balances out the sweet, velvety plum and currant fruit on the palate. Tannins are firm and this has the structure for the long haul.

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