St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
St Emilion 2010, Château Canon-la-Gaffelière
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Château Canon-la-Gaffelière, GCC
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 18 James Lawther MW 16.5 Steven Spurrier 16.5
Nicely extracted berry fruit nose with some charm. Open and smooth on the palate, supple and quite rich fruit and a nice touch of spice. Very rich and voluptuous, concentrated and dramatic, this is a modern-style St-Emilion that delivers the goods.
Price £61–£83.99 widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2014–2030
Alc 14.5%

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