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Chateau Canon 1er Grand Cru Classe St-Emilion 2018

This is a great property that made fabulous wines in the past, but dipped in form during the 1990's until the property was sold in 1996. Huge improvements and investments were then made - in vineyard and chai - by former manager John Kolasa and new owners Chanel. The Chateau itself has recently enjoyed a substantial make-over. It is now right back up there as one of the very best of all the Saint Emilion Chateaux. New director Nicolas Audebert came in from Krug via South America and had an amazing start to his career at Canon. His triumphant 100 point 2015 has been followed by a string of great vintages, yet release prices remain sensible. The vineyard is planted 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc.

Vintage: 2018
Grape Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Produced by Château Canon

Château Canon, originally Clos St-Martin, is a Bordeaux wine from the Saint-Émilion appellation, ranked among the Premiers grands crus classés B in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located just southwest of the old town of Saint-Émilion within the commune of the same name, closely neighbouring the estates such as Château Magdelaine, Château La Gaffelière and Château Ausone and has since the early 20th century been considered one of the top Saint-Émilions

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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Canon is a blend of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple, it offers subtle suggestions of redcurrants, Morello cherries, and fresh blackberries to begin, giving way to nuances of candied violets, star anise, wild sage, and cast-iron pan with a touch of wood smoke. Full-bodied, the palate delivers dense layers of black, blue, and red berries intertwined with earth and mineral accents, framed by firm yet velvety tannins and amazing tension, finishing with fantastic persistence.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2022


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