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

Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2021




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Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2021


Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2021

Nicolas Audebert explained that phenolic ripeness came before physiological ripeness (i.e. sugars) in 2021. He considers it a ripe year, but without an abundance of sugar and therefore potential alcohol. A wine of tension and class. Wonderful limestone aromas, bright and floral, violets, clove and oak spice. Cherry and raspberry notes mingle with mineral flecks on the tightly wrapped core. Vibrant, chiselled and very correct, this is another excellent Canon. 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc.

Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Maintains estate signature, with raspberry, red cherry, charred sandalwood and clove, with saffran, sage and white pepper adding extra layers and nuance. Successful in the vintage, one to look out for. Don't expect it to have entirely escaped the fingerprint of 2021 though, this is delicate and finessed but austere, and will need a good four or five years in bottle to soften further. 50% new oak, 40hl/h yield, harvest September 16 to October 8. Thomas Duclos consultant.
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Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

The 2021 Canon is a blend of 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc with yields of 40 hl/ha and aging for 16-18 months in French oak, 50% of it new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is slightly closed to begin, revealing subdued notes of juicy black plums and boysenberries, plus hints of Morello cherries, cinnamon stick, clove oil, and Sichuan pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate has a solid backbone of fine-grained tannins and bold freshness (pH 3.37) supporting the vibrant black and red fruits, finishing long and minerally.
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Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2021 Canon has a clean and precise bouquet. Redcurrant, cranberry and wild strawberry scents gradually emerge, perhaps a little more tertiary than previous vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins—a strict Canon, quite saline with just a hint of licorice coming through toward the finish. Although it does not reach the imperial heights of other vintages in recent years, the 2021 is still a fine effort considering the challenging growing season.
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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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