2000 Château CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE, Grand Cru Classé. St Emilion Organic
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Area: St Emilion is of course the most renowned of the 'right bank' Bordeaux regions where Merlot, rather than Cabernet, dominates, primarily because the soil has less gravel and more clay. This estate is just south of the village itself.
Grape Variety: Just over 50% Merlot, a high (around 40%) proportion of Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon; all matured in new French oak for 18 months
Producer: Owned and managed by Stephan von Neipperg, whose family purchased the estate in 1971.
Old Bridge Rating: Full-bodied, intense but still very serious and youthful - really benefits from an hour in a decanter.
Press Reviews: "Some brightness in the ruby. Quite a youthful, 'pointed', sharp nose without much development yet. Rich and sweet and with more than a hint of dark chocolate, this leaps up and down for attention. The acid and tannin are still a little jagged, in modern idiom. Very savoury finish. Firm and still on the way up." - Jancis Robinson back in 2010
£155.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount