2016 Ch Canon 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Canon
Region
St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2023-2060
Case Size
6x75cl
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2016 Ch Canon 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Canon
Region
St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2023-2060
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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£695.00 (Ex. VAT)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2017, Score: 95-97

76% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc. This is Nicolas Audebert’s second full vintage at the helm after John Kolasa’s retirement, and he has excelled yet again. The Cabernet Franc gives this wine a fragranced density. At 1% lower alcohol than the 2015, this is a classical example of Canon: pure, mature, not overripe, not over-extracted. Having been picked a little earlier than some neighbours the wine has a freshness and an energy that mark it out as a great St Emilion. Like a “kilo of feathers”, Nicolas describes it: “great volume, but no weight at all”. CP

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Producer

Château Canon

Château Canon is located on rich limestone soil slopes southwest of the town of St Emilion. It is known for its muscular style which when young can be quite backward and tight but with age can evolve beautifully. Now owned by Chanel, who have invested heavily, Canon is going from strength to strength.

Region

St Emilion, Red Bordeaux

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.

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