1988 Canon la Gaffeliere

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



The 1988 has everything the 1989 possesses, in addition to definition, structure, and greater depth and concentration. This splendidly perfumed wine offers up a veritable smorgasbord of aromas, ranging from smoky, toasty, new oak, to jammy black currants and Asian spices. In the mouth, it is full bodied, seductively round, and expansively flavored, with a luscious and velvety, long, heady finish. This is a gorgeously made, rich, wonderfully pure, highly extracted wine that should drink well for the next 10-12 years. Smart consumers will be buying cases of this sumptuous St.-Emilion. Anticipated maturity: Now-2004. Last tasted, 11/97. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1



Shows pretty tobacco, prune and mushroom aromas that follow through to a medium body, with soft, round tannins and a fresh finish. Turns to milk chocolate and berries. Very ready.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 7,500 cases made. – James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009

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Canon la Gaffeliere 1988
+£584.58     (+146.51%) Latest price:  £983.58
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We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
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Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
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