Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux

Merchant's Pick


Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux

The Best We've Ever Tasted!
"A beautiful, elegant, complex beauty readers should snatch up." Jeb Dunnuck

This is the best Canon-la-Gaffeliere we have ever tasted!

Before we list the endless accolades of this Bordeaux beauty, we want to reiterate what we love about this wine - depth, power AND finesse.

Among the many stunning Bordeaux from 2015, we recently revisited this Saint Emilion sensation.

Simply put, it is fantastic!

We will be shocked if the 2015 Canon is not high on the Top 100 list this year - again. Of note, the 2014 Canon was the #7 wine and the 2013 was the #2 wine. Both were from decent vintages, but neither holds a candle to the current 2015 release.

I'm not a betting man, but...

The wine has it all: prestige, power, approachability, finesse, and integrated fruit. Here is the highlight real for this beauty:

  • "Powerful and explosive." Vinous
  • "Seductively perfumed..." The Wine Advocate
  • "Showing prodigious depth..." Wine Spectator
  • "Structured and fine yet shows finesse" James Suckling
  • "Sophisticated, smooth and regal." Decanter

Rich blackberry and cherry, mocha, cedar, cassis, earth, autumn leaves, cinnamon, toasty oak, integrated tannins, and balanced acidity. The layers of this wine effortlessly roll into one another.

Decant now or cellar for up to 20 years. You will thank yourself for adding this wine to your collection.

While supplies last. First come, first served.

David Gettenberg

$145.95 per bottle / $1751.40 per case



97 / 100

"The 2015 Canon La Gaffelière is deep, powerful and explosive. Seamless and captivating in the glass, it possesses magnificent richness, volume and intensity in every dimension. The Cabernet Franc, usually such a strong signature, is nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the Merlot fruit. Espresso, mocha, licorice and plum infuse the racy finish. The 2015 is going to need the better part of a decade to be expressive. Tasted two times."


97 / 100

"Composed of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak, 55% new, for 17 months, the 2015 Canon la Gaffeliere features a deep garnet-purple color and a cedar-laced nose to begin, giving way to fragrant underlying scents of roses and violets with a core of crushed black currants, blackberries and Bing cherries plus hints of fallen leaves and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, the seductively perfumed red and black fruit fills the mouth, framed with plush tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing very long and minerally."


96 / 100

"Still youthfully tight and backward, with a well-roasted frame of alder and juniper holding sway for now, but the core of cassis, blackberry and plum fruit waits in reserve, showing prodigious depth. When the toast and fruit melds, the backdrop of tobacco, singed iron and chalky minerality will get a turn to show. There's a lot here. Built for the cellar. Best from 2025 through 2040."

Product Details

Producer: Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Sub Region: Saint-Émilion

Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W4590