Château du Gaby Canon-Fronsac Bordeaux 2005

Bordeaux Tasting, wine #6

Château du Gaby Canon-Fronsac Bordeaux 2005
 
Gaby Castle is perched on a hillside overlooking the Dordogne River. The vineyards were planted in the 18thcentury and owned by the same family for 250 years, until 1999, when the Curl Family purchased the property. They invested substantially in restoring and improving the vineyards, castle and grounds. The family maintains low yields and practices the natural “lute rasioneé” or controlled treatment methods in the vineyards with minimum interference with the vines and only organic fertilizers applied. Gaby Castle has become renowned as one of the Grand Crus of the right Bank, their wines are renowned for their elegance and concentration of flavours.
 
Deep ruby red in colour, aromas of cherry, vanilla, toasty oak and traces of coconut radiated from the glass. Concentrated flavours of black cherry and black current were joined by grippy tannins in the full body. Smoky cedar, spicy licorice and hints of cinnamon lingered flirtatiously in the elongated finish. Velvety, intense and lively, this is a splendid glass on its own or with dinner.
 
85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Canon-Fronsac/Bordeaux
France
Mis en Bouteille au Château [Estate Bottled]
$28 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2025

 

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