Today the density and complexity of the wines testify to the effort put into them: they are back among the top Grands Crus Classés, just as they were in the 1940s. 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet franc. Open, emphatically fruity aromas with spicy and floral notes. Red and blue berries, with strawberry, cherry and elderberry on the palate. This power of this wine comes from its extremely clear, dense fruit – not from its alcohol content, which is only 13.6%. Very elegant, powerful, finely balanced extract. Highly aromatic and complex, an outstanding wine.
Brilliant fruit: class and power combined. Château Canon La Gaffelière was acquired in 1971 by Count Joseph-Hubert von Neipperg, a nobleman from Baden-Württemberg. During the 1970s and 1980s the wines were not of the same quality as they are now: starting in 1984, all the buildings and technical installations were gradually rethought and reconstructed from top to bottom. At the same time a new team was formed, and a winemaking philosophy driven by terroir and organic growing techniques was introduced. Since then the immense potential of the Canon La Gaffelière terroir has been unleashed under Stephan Graf von Neipperg and his winemaking advisor Stéphane Dérenoncourt.