Ready to drink, the 1979 Canon-La-Gaffeliere is soft, slightly herbaceous, medium bodied, pleasantly fruity, but undistinguished. Anticipated maturity: Now-probably in serious decline. Last tasted, 2/84. Jan 1998, www.robertparker.com
Score: 75-/100Robert Parker
2014: THE F+R PICKS. CANON AND RAUZAN-SEGLA
Rauzan-Ségla There are 43 kilometres between Chx Canon and Rauzan-Ségla along with both the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers. It may seem a little odd to mention the two together though they are two brothers from different mothers, and both are at the top. They share ownership in the Chanel Group and, until later this year, they share the direction ...
Interview with Nicolas Audebert – Chief Winemaker at Chateau Rauzan Segla, Chateau Canon and Chateau Berliquet
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Isabel Ferrando on finding the 'Saint Prefert identity'
"Proprietress Isabel Ferrando has taken her Saint Prefert estate to France’s highest level, and she’s unquestionably making some of the most profound wines on earth today, including both reds and whites." So said Rhone expert Jeb Dunnuck on release of the 2016 vintage. The names Isabel Ferrando and Saint Prefert have indeed become synonymous with Southern Rhone of the highest ...
Charles van Canneyt - Producer Portrait
Charles Van Canneyt is the young vigneron at the helm of Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat. When Alain Hudelot-Noëllat stepped down from running the domaine in 2008 – a post he had been in for around three decades – he handed stewardship straight to his grandson Charles. Based in Vougeot, this domaine has seen vast improvements in quality in recent years, under the guidance of ...
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