Esta bodega se encuentra entre las top de Saint-Émilion al tratarse de un Premier Grand Cru Classé B. Las primeras muestras de cata revelan un tinto denso, concentrado y elegante, en el que la pureza de la fruta es más que notable. 

Ficha técnica

13.5% vol.
55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet franc, 15% Cabernet sauvignon
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru


Temperatura de servicio
16 ºC
Hasta 2044 guardado en óptimas condiciones de conservación.

Viñedo y elaboración

19,6 hectáreas.
Media de 50 años.
Meseta arcillo-calcárea.
32,5 hectolitros por hectárea.
Realizada manualmente en pequeñas cajas y llevada a cabo entre el 17 y el 29 de septiembre.
Fermentación en tinas de madera durante 32 días. Extracción mediante perforación neumática del sombrero.
Crianza sobre lías en barricas de roble francés (el 50% nuevas) durante 18 meses.

Opinión de los críticos

Jeb Dunnuck:

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.

James Suckling:

Such clarity to this with redcurrants, stems, fresh herbs, blackcurrants, and cherries on the nose. Medium to full body. Very tight, fine tannins. It builds nicely and has excellent length. Class and reality here. Needs three to five years.

Wine Enthusiast:

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


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. Even better after 24 hours of opening, which is an extremely good sign for an en primeur sample. A yield of 32.5hl/ha. 50% new oak. Drinking Window 2027-2044.

The Wine Advocate:

A blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2020 Canon la Gaffelière offers up inviting aromas of dark berries, plums, burning embers, rose petals, incense and bay leaf. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's suave and perfumed, with melting, powdery tannins and a vibrant core of fruit. As ever, the elevated percentage of Cabernet Franc lends it a singular and compelling style.