CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE, PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ, SAINT-ÉMILION
BORDEAUX, FRANCE 2016
In less than a decade, Château Canon-la-Gaffelière has returned to its former glory and continues to “wow” the critics (and us) with new releases. The wines of this Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé made top 10 appearances on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the Year in 2013 and 2017, and was named the #2 wine on last year’s lineup. Setting the pace as one of the premier wines of Saint-Émilion, owner Stephan von Niepperg’s flagship estate is showing no signs of slowing down. As a follow up to their acclaimed 2015 vintage, the just-released 2016 knocks it out of the park as another Right Bank standout—and is a relative bargain compared to its neighbors Ausone and Pavie. Demand for these award-winning wines has been skyrocketing and we were lucky to secure a minuscule allocation for our Concierge customers. We couldn’t be more thrilled to offer the 2016 at under $100 a bottle!
After taking over the property from his father, Bordeaux outsider Stephan von Niepperg began a process of transforming the vineyards through an ecological approach that culminated in organic certification. Canon-la-Gaffelière is one of only two Premier Grand Cru Classé estates to be certified; the other is Stephan’s second property, La Mondotte. Under the guidance of renowned oenologist Stephane Derenoncourt (Domaine de Chevalier, Clos Fourtet, Smith Haut Lafitte), Canon La Gaffelière’s 50-year-old vineyards thrive in their prime location on the south side of the village of Saint-Émilion; there is an abundance of clay-limestone and sandy-clay soils, which allows for full ripeness in any vintage.
The 2016 seamlessly combines opulence and power with elegance and finesse. A bold vintage, the wine is 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in 60% new oak barrels for 17 months. Incredibly structured and complex, this full-bodied wine maintains purity of fruit, with velvety tannins that make for a “fabulous young wine” that will age in your cellar for decades (James Suckling). With only 60 cases available (12-bottle orders in original wood case) and 20% off bottle one, this will sell out fast. Don’t hesitate in securing your order today!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in 8-12 weeks. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in IL, LA, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, December 12, 2019.