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

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

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

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 1985
    ABV:
    14%
    98/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    The inky intensity of the colour might make you worry that the limestone signature will be swamped, but it is very much guiding proceedings on the palate here. Expect waves of red roses, rhubarb, pink grapefruit, salinity, but also real intensity, there is a depth and complexity that quite stunning as the wine expands through the palate, with creamy blue and black fruits, and a mouthwatering oyster shell finish. 45hl/h, 3.5ph, 50% new oak, with four larger-sized oak casks. A standout in the vintage, more proof of the exceptional level that Canon is playing at right now. 50% new oak.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2032 - 2050
    97-99/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2022 Canon is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc with a yield of 45 hl/ha, planned to be aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it requires a lot of patient swirling to release scents of fresh blackberries, raspberry preserves, and Morello cherries, giving way to emerging scents of rose oil, cumin seed, crushed rocks, and underbrush, plus a fragrant waft of candied violets. The medium to full-bodied palate is lively and tightly wound with firm, finely grained tannins and amazing tension, finishing long and perfumed. pH 3.50.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2030 - 2065
    96-98/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Canon was picked from 30 August to 22 September and is matured in 50% new oak for a planned 18 months. It has a beautifully-defined bouquet with plumes of blackberry, raspberry and subtle violet flower scents. The palate is very fresh on the entry, announcing a relatively linear Canon. The limestone terroir seeps into every pore of this Saint-Émilion. This is one of the more intellectual and saline Canon wines in recent years. A triumph in such a hot growing season, elevated by its limestone soils.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2032 - 2075

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    France
    region:
    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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