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

Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2016


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2016
12x75cl
DP
£2,138.46

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2016
6x75cl
DP
£684.00

2016
6x75cl
DP
£709.22


Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2016

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14 %

Notes

Chateau Canon's mantra for 2016 is 'who would have believed it?’ Indeed, after the extraordinary success of their 2015, few would have thought they would equal or surpass last year's efforts. But, Nicolas Audebert and team have only gone and done it… They were probably referring to a time in mid-June when things looked rather bleak, but the next four months turned things around. After much investment from the Wertheimer family and two decades of devotion from John Kolasa, this estate was primed to take off. When Nicolas made the move from Cheval des Andes this great estate seemed to relocate its glory days. The 2016 is produced from 74% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc from the limestone clos above Ausone and Belair Monange. Quite reserved and mineral on the nose, with coaxing comes some tayberry and floral notes. There is huge concentration on the palate with an abundance of plums, crème de cassis, stones and mulberry. This perhaps isn't as generous and instantly seductive as the sumptuous 2015, but it is wonderfully sleek, with perfectly integrated tannins, tremendous complexity, a real sense of limestone terroir and stunning tension. Underneath there is a real masculine power, but the delivery is feminine and delicate. Another really stunning Canon!

Critics score


Score:
99

100

Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
12/2022

Notes
The 2016 Canon is deep garnet colored. It pirouettes out of the glass with energetic scents of Morello cherries, black raspberries, and fresh blueberries, plus wafts of lilacs, star anise, fallen leaves, and fragrant soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is exquisitely balanced with beautifully ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness supporting the perfumed, multi-layered fruits, leading to a very long and minerally finish on this beautiful wine.

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France

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Bordeaux

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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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