Château-Gaby Gaby 2012
Wine SpectatorOffers vibrant violet, blackberry paste and plum coulis flavors, with polished, integrated toast and an enticing anise note. The chalky spine is nicely embedded through the finish. A solid effort for the vintage. Drink now through 2017. 3,500 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThe wine is young with tight tannins over the potential of juicy black-currant fruit. It has a firm edge, with dark chocolate and spice as well as the fruitiness. Drink this wine from 2019.
Wine AdvocateAnother good Fronsac from this moderately-sized estate (40 acres) planted with 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Gaby exhibits a deep blue/ruby/purple color as well as sweet aromas of blue and red fruits intermixed with notions of crushed chalk, which gives the wine a noticeable minerality. With firmness, noticeable tannins, medium body and good to very good concentration, if the tannins melt away and the fruit holds, this will be a very good to excellent effort from Canon-Fronsac. It should age well for 6-10 years.