1986, Canon Gaffeliere

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France
Red
Vintage
Size

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 87

Drinking Dates: 2003-2006

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 01-Jan-2003

Performing as I expected, but still several years away from full maturity, this extraordinarily flamboyant, full-bodied, opulent, sexy St. Emilion stood out for its backward structure and youthful personality. A dark plum/garnet hue is followed by a superb bouquet of roasted coffee, kirsch, blackberries, licorice, herbs, and forest floor. Full-bodied, dense, rich, and pure, it is a total hedonistic as well as intellectual turn-on. Enjoy it over the next decade.