Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion
Château Canon

Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion,



Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 1985

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 1985
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Majoring on saffron and tobacco leaf aromatics, this has a delicate delivery of minerality and power, a tightrope balance of soft leather, strawberry and rasberry, with layers of mandarin peel and white pepper spice. Lace-like delicacy to the tannins, enjoyable and ready to drink. 80% new oak, 35hl/h yield, 3.66ph. Harvest October 3 to 15. John Kolasa was director of both Canon and Rauzan Ségla for this vintage.
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Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2012 Canon is a little closed to begin, soon opening to deliver baked plums, dried mulberries, and mince pie scents with touches of sauteed herbs, tobacco, and tar. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with muscular, tight-knit fruit, supported by ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and minerally. It needs time!
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Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2012 Canon just misses a little delineation on the nose, smudged red berry fruit, desiccated orange peel, camphor and fresh figs. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannins, a generous dab of white pepper sprinkled over the red fruit, clove and sage towards the balanced and focused finish. Perhaps just compromised by the aromatics at the moment, but I might leave this in bottle to see how it evolves. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting.
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Château Canon

Château Canon

Canon is a 1er grand cru classé, located in the appellation of St Emilion.The origins of Chateau Canon can be traced back to the early 18th century when Jean Biès planted vines around the church of Saint-Martin. Canon is planted on limestone based soils, situated south-west of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau with Chateau Magdelaine lying to the south and Chateau Clos-Fourtet to the north. It was acquired by Chanel in 1996 from Eric Fournier who had run the property since 1972. After the change of ownership and re-vamping of the cellars, Canon has successfully started to regain its former glories.

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